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August 21, 1995 | From Associated Press
At least 300 people were killed and 400 others were injured Sunday when a passenger train rammed another train that had stopped suddenly after hitting a cow, news agencies reported. Rescue workers were still pulling bodies from the twisted debris today and expected the death toll to rise. Cranes were being used to lift the smashed cars, which had telescoped into each other. "Every time we pick something up, there's a body underneath it," said M.N. Chopra, the railroad's divisional manager.
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June 24, 2001 | Reuters
The death toll from an accident in which three train carriages tumbled from a bridge into a river in southern India rose to 57 on Saturday as three more bodies were recovered. Police said the navy rescue operation that began after Friday's disaster had been called off. Nearly 300 people were injured in the accident on the Mangalore-Chennai Mail train in the state of Kerala.
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August 4, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
While rescuers were still prying bodies from the twisted wreckage of two trains Tuesday, police wanted to question four railway signal operators suspected of mistakenly sending one express train hurtling into the path of another. At least 257 bodies with torn and bloodstained clothing have been pulled from the crumpled mass of steel, wood and debris strewn through a field in this remote corner of northeastern India.
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December 4, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Railroad workers using blowtorches and cranes to remove the wreckage of two trains that collided in northwestern India found additional bodies under the debris, bringing the death toll to 46, a news agency said. Rescue workers continued to cut through the mangled remains of the coaches a day after the Amritsar-bound Howrah Mail Express hit a freight train in dense fog in Punjab state.
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June 24, 2001 | Reuters
The death toll from an accident in which three train carriages tumbled from a bridge into a river in southern India rose to 57 on Saturday as three more bodies were recovered. Police said the navy rescue operation that began after Friday's disaster had been called off. Nearly 300 people were injured in the accident on the Mangalore-Chennai Mail train in the state of Kerala.
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December 4, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Railroad workers using blowtorches and cranes to remove the wreckage of two trains that collided in northwestern India found additional bodies under the debris, bringing the death toll to 46, a news agency said. Rescue workers continued to cut through the mangled remains of the coaches a day after the Amritsar-bound Howrah Mail Express hit a freight train in dense fog in Punjab state.
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March 2, 1990 | Reuters
A bomb blast on a train in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh killed five people Thursday and wounded 16, the government said. The Railway Ministry said the express from Amritsar, the Sikh holy city in Punjab, was standing at a station in Meerut when the bomb went off, wrecking a sleeping car.
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November 2, 1989 | Associated Press
An express train traveling from New Delhi to Calcutta derailed Wednesday, killing at least 52 people and injuring 64, news reports said. Ten of the Toofan Express' 18 coaches derailed outside the railroad station at Sakaldiha, 435 miles southeast of New Delhi, a rail spokesman said. The cause of the derailment was not known. Press Trust of India and United News of India said one of the derailed cars plunged into a water-filled ditch.
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July 10, 1987
A New Delhi-bound express train derailed on a flooded bridge in southern India, killing at least 50 people as two of the cars plunged into a river. The Press Trust of India said 14 cars of the 32-car Hyderabad-New Delhi Dakshin Express jumped the tracks near the town of Prazipet, about 100 miles northwest of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh state. Rescue workers had not reached at least one of the submerged cars, officials said.
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December 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
At least 36 people were killed and 150 injured when a passenger train struck derailed freight cars in dense fog early Saturday, a senior police official said. Railroad workers with blowtorches fought to reach screaming passengers trapped in the crumpled wreckage. Cars from the freight train had derailed and fallen onto an adjacent track at Sarai Banjara station, said Baldev Singh, an official at the railroad police station.
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December 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
At least 36 people were killed and 150 injured when a passenger train struck derailed freight cars in dense fog early Saturday, a senior police official said. Railroad workers with blowtorches fought to reach screaming passengers trapped in the crumpled wreckage. Cars from the freight train had derailed and fallen onto an adjacent track at Sarai Banjara station, said Baldev Singh, an official at the railroad police station.
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August 4, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
While rescuers were still prying bodies from the twisted wreckage of two trains Tuesday, police wanted to question four railway signal operators suspected of mistakenly sending one express train hurtling into the path of another. At least 257 bodies with torn and bloodstained clothing have been pulled from the crumpled mass of steel, wood and debris strewn through a field in this remote corner of northeastern India.
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August 3, 1999 | From Associated Press
Two trains collided head-on in eastern India early today, turning carriages into mangled wreckage and leaving hundreds of people feared killed, according to news reports. The British Broadcasting Corp. reported that officials believed at least 200 were killed and 1,000 injured. Press Trust of India said as many as 500 people may have been killed and more than 1,000 injured in the twisted carriages of the two trains.
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November 28, 1998 | Associated Press
Rescuers using cranes and blowtorches cut through the wreckage of two trains Friday, prying corpses trapped in the mangled debris of India's deadliest rail disaster in three years. So far, 205 bodies have been pulled from the wreck in the wheat-trading town of Khanna in the northwestern state of Punjab. Ten more passengers are feared dead in the debris, S.P. Mehta of Indian Railways said. The last of the wreckage is to be cleared today.
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September 15, 1997 | Times wire services
A passenger train plunged into a riverbed in central India on Sunday, killing dozens of people and injuring scores more, local news agencies reported. The Press Trust of India news agency reported that 36 people were killed and 200 others injured when five cars of the Ahmadabad-Haora Express train crashed into the Hansdev River. However, United News of India cited a conflicting report that put the death toll at 100, with 400 others injured in the accident.
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July 28, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 12 people died and 50 were injured when two passenger trains smashed into one another on the outskirts of the capital, New Delhi, officials said. K.K. Gupta, a senior railway manager in charge of rescue operations, said the speeding Karnataka Express, running 12 hours late, had overshot a stop signal and rammed into the slower-moving Himsagar Express.
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September 15, 1997 | Times wire services
A passenger train plunged into a riverbed in central India on Sunday, killing dozens of people and injuring scores more, local news agencies reported. The Press Trust of India news agency reported that 36 people were killed and 200 others injured when five cars of the Ahmadabad-Haora Express train crashed into the Hansdev River. However, United News of India cited a conflicting report that put the death toll at 100, with 400 others injured in the accident.
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August 22, 1995 | Reuters
Rescuers using blowtorches struggled Monday to cut through the twisted metal of a train car where mangled bodies lay trapped more than 36 hours after India's worst rail crash killed at least 340 people. Heavy-duty cranes lifted the debris of the Kalindi Express, struck from behind Sunday after it hit a cow and was forced to halt near Firozabad railway station, about 135 miles southeast of New Delhi. The following train, the Puroshottam Express, plunged into it at 60 m.p.h.
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