Latest Rail accidents News

Passenger trains derail in India, killing at least 50, trapping many others

Jun. 02, 2023 14:13 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Two passenger trains derailed in India on Friday, killing at least 50 people and trapping hundreds of others inside more than a dozen damaged coaches, officials said. About 400 people were taken to hospitals after the accident, which happened in eastern India,...

Officials say a train has derailed in eastern India, trapping many people inside its coaches; 179 reportedly injured.

Jun. 02, 2023 12:25 PM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials say a train has derailed in eastern India, trapping many people inside its coaches; 179 reportedly injured.

Crews clean up after two trains derail in Minnesota and North Dakota but no toxic chemicals spilled

Jun. 01, 2023 16:21 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Minn. (AP) — Crews are still cleaning up after two Canadian Pacific Kansas City trains derailed in Minnesota and North Dakota earlier this week. Several hazardous materials cars were among the 24 cars that toppled in the Minnesota derailment Wednesday in the northwest...

Investigators say damaged ties caused German derailment that killed 5

Jun. 01, 2023 06:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A train derailment a year ago in the German Alps that left five people dead was caused primarily by damaged concrete ties on the track, investigators said Thursday. The double-deck regional train derailed on June 3, 2022, shortly after leaving the Alpine resort town...

Stables, trainers try to move through grief over euthanized horses as racing thunders on

May. 30, 2023 18:34 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Frank Sumpter has spent the past few weeks reflecting on Wild On Ice’s remarkable journey to somehow work through his grief over the horse’s catastrophic injury just nine days before he was supposed to race in the Kentucky Derby. Coming so close has...

2 horses die from injuries at Churchill Downs, bringing total to 12 at home of Kentucky Derby

May. 27, 2023 20:23 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two horses have died the past two days following injuries at Churchill Downs, the 11th and 12th fatalities over the past month at the home of the Kentucky Derby. Mare Kimberley Dream was euthanized after sustaining a distal sesamodean ligament rupture to her...

West Virginia company drops bid to build logging pesticide facility amid fierce opposition

May. 25, 2023 16:49 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia logging company hoping to build a toxic-spewing facility in the picturesque Allegheny Mountains has withdrawn an application for an air permit following vehement opposition from residents, regulators said Thursday. The state Department of...

Family of Colorado man killed by police during mental health crisis gets $19 million settlement

May. 23, 2023 23:26 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The parents of a 22-year-old Colorado man killed by a sheriff’s deputy while suffering a mental health crisis won a $19 million settlement, the largest in state history, in a deal announced Tuesday. But they also achieved key changes in policing, including crisis intervention...

Family of suicidal Black teen killed by police in Nevada agrees to $2M settlement, more training

May. 22, 2023 21:39 PM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The parents of a suicidal Black teenager who was fatally shot by police in 2020 in Nevada have agreed to a $2 million settlement with the city of Sparks that also includes more crisis intervention and mental health training for police officers. The city of about...

Conservative party of Greek prime minister in big election lead, to seek outright majority

May. 22, 2023 01:03 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, whose conservative party scored a landslide election victory Sunday but without the seats in Parliament to win outright, indicated he will seek a second election in a bid to consolidate victory without a coalition partner. ...