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rail accidents and safety

Ohio Train Derails, Explodes

July 11, 2012, 8:45 pm

A freight train derailed and caught fire in Columbus, Ohio, early on Wednesday, forcing residents close by to evacuate their homes.

Section of Chinese High Speed Rail Collapses

March 12, 2012, 1:57 pm

A 1,000-foot-long unopened section of a high-speed railway in China’s Hubei province collapsed, prompting concerns over safety.

Poland to Prosecute Rail Controller Over Crash

March 5, 2012, 10:21 pm

A rail traffic controller in Poland will face charges over last weekend’s train crash that killed 16 people and injured scores more.

Investigation Launched Into Head-On Train Crash in Poland

March 4, 2012, 4:49 pm

An investigation has been launched into the deadly train crash in southern Poland on Saturday night that killed at least 15 people and injured another 59.

Beijing Soccer Crowd Mourns Victims of Wenzhou Train Crash

August 4, 2011, 9:19 am

At a hotly contested professional soccer match in Beijing on Aug. 1, the crowd set aside rivalry in an apparently spontaneous act of mourning for the victims of the July 23 [...]

Doubts Fester Over Official Train Death Toll in China

July 29, 2011, 12:54 am

Nearly a week has passed since the deadly high-speed rail collision in eastern China, yet officials have provided few believable details to satisfy the public and the family [...]

Families of Chinese Train Crash Victims Protest for Truth

July 28, 2011, 3:57 pm

In the aftermath of the deadly high-speed train collision in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, complaints from family members of the victims have intensified.

At least 10 Dead, 100 Hurt in L.A. Train Crash

September 13, 2008, 4:12 am

At least 10 people were killed and more than 100 injured after a freight train and commuter train collided head-on.


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