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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Indore Patna Express derailed killed 145 people; List of train incident in India

At least 145 people killed, leaving approx 200 injured when the 14 coaches of Indore Patna Express derailed near Kanpur, Uttar Pardesh on 18th November 2016 at 3am. The cause of train incident have yet to find out. Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha along with four senior railway officials have visited the accident spot and met the injured passengers.


Of the four coaches, the S1 and S2 had telescoped into each other and most of the casualties were feared to have been in these two compartments. S3 and S4 coaches also suffered severe damage while an AC III tier coach was also affected but casualties in it were not heavy.

The rail minister Suresh Prabhu have ordered an enquiry into the incident & said the people responsible would be severely punished. All the agency including NDRF, UP Police, Local Resident, Railway Police and Indian Army are using their full effort to rescue the passenger. The authorities are expecting rise in the casualties, as some of the coaches have rided each others.

The dead bodies taken to Mati mortuary in Kanpur rural, the injured passenger has been getting treatment in Kanpur Medical Collage and some other hospital in Kanpur dehat also.

PM Modi had earlier tweeted that he was anguished beyond words on the loss of lives due to the derailing of the Patna-Indore express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. The PM announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next-of-kin of the deceased, and of Rs 50,000 for those who were seriously injured in the derailment.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar have expressed his condolence over loss of lives in the derailment of Indore-Patna Express and he announced Rs 2 lakhas ex-gratia to the kin of each deceased while Rs 50,000 would be given to the seriously injured passengers in the accident hailing from Bihar and cancelled releasing a report card of his government on completion of one year in office.

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has also announced ex-gratia for the families of the victims. Rs 3.5 lakh exgratia will be given for the families of those killed in the derailment and Rs 50,000 for those grievously injured, he said.

UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also announced ex-gratia for the families of those killed in the mishap. While Rs 5 lakh each will be given for families of those killed in derailment, Rs 50,000 will be given for seriously injured and Rs 25,000 for those with simple injuries.

Railways have made available the following helpline numbers : Indore : 07411072
Ujjain : 07342560906
Ratlam : 074121072
Orai : 051621072
Jhansi : 05101072
Pokhraya : 05113270239.

There have been several train accidents in the country in the past year, but it seems the Railways Ministry have not taken any precaution after the those incident that's why more and more incident are taking place in India.

Here is a brief of those incident which made the headlines:
1. 7th May, 1950- Punjab Mail plunged 50feet from a bridge in Bihar. 100 passengers were feared killed and 225 injured whereas the official figures state a casualty of 81 and 100 injured.

2. 28th September, 1954- Five coaches of Hyderabad Kazipet Express fell into a flooded Yasanti river due to collapse of a flood weaken bridge 50miles off Hyderabad. 139 people were feared killed and 100 injured.

3. 2nd September, 1956- A bridge collapsed under a train between Jadcherla and Mahbubnager, about 100 km from Hyderabad. At least 125 dead, 22 injured.

4. 23rd November, 1956- 104 people were killed and 100 others injured 175 miles south of Madras when a train plunged into a river from an embankment weakened by flood.

5. 23rd December, 1964- The Pamban-Dhanushkodi passenger was washed away by the Rameswaram Cyclone killing all 150 passengers on board.

6. 6th June, 1981- Seven cars of the nine-car train tumbled into the Bagmati River after falling from a bridge near the city of Mansi. Original reports estimated that 500 people were aboard the train, but two Indian officials quoted by The Press Trust of India said that the toll could pass 1,000 and might reach 3,000.7. 8th July, 1988- Train No:26 Bangalore - Trivandrum Island Express train derailed on the Peruman bridge over Ashtamudi Lake, near Perinadu, Kollam, Kerala, India and fell into the lake, killing 105 people. The exact cause of the accident is still unknown.

7. 16th April, 1990- Nearly 70 passengers are killed when a shuttle train was gutted near Patna.

8. 20th August, 1995- 358 killed as Delhi-bound Purushottam Express rams into the stationary Kalindi Express near Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh. Kalindi Express was stationary due to a brake malfunction after it hit a cow. This is also known as the Firozabad rail disaster.

9. 14th September, 1997- Eighty one killed as five bogies of the Ahmedabad–Howrah Express plunge into a river in Bilaspur district of Madhya Pradesh.

10. 26th November, 1998- Calcutta-bound Jammu Tawi-Sealdah Express collided with six derailed coaches of the Amritsar-bound "Frontier Mail" near Khanna on the Khanna-Ludhiana section of India's Northern Railway in Punjab, at 03:15. At least 212 were killed; in total the trains were estimated to be carrying 2,500 passengers. The initial derailment was caused by a broken rail.

11. 16th July, 1999- Seventeen killed and over 2000 injured as the 2616 UP Chennai-New Delhi Grand Trunk Express collides with derailed wagons of a DN Goods train in Agra-Mathura section ( near Mathura ) of North Central Railway.

12. 2nd August, 1999- Two trains carrying 2,500 people collided at the remote station of Gaisal, 310 miles from the city of Guwahati in Assam. The crash was at such high speeds that the trains actually exploded upon impact killing at least 290 people. The crash occurred at about 1.30am on 2 August, when the Avadh Assam Express from New Delhi was stationary at the station. The Brahmaputra Mail from Dibrugarh, packed with soldiers and security police heading for the border regions at very high speed, through a signalling error, was transferred onto the same track as the express train. Nobody noticed the error on either train, or in the signals & station master's office, until the Brahmaputra Mail train crashed headlong into the front of the Avadh Assam Express. The engine of the Avadh Assam was thrown high in the air, and passengers from both trains were blown into neighbouring buildings and fields by the force of the explosion. Unofficial totals have claimed that over 1000 or even more were killed, including 90 soldiers, the reason for this is that though there were only 72 seats in each of the seven general compartments that were involved in the accident, all of them were crowded way beyond capacity.

13. 27th February, 2002- The Godhra train burning was an incident that occurred on the morning of 27 February 2002, in which 59 people died in a fire inside the Sabarmati Express train near the Godhra railway station in Gujarat. The victims were mainly Hindu pilgrims who were returning from the city of Ayodhya after a religious ceremony at the disputed Babri Masjid site.

14. 9th September, 2002- The Rafiganj rail disaster, the accident occurred at 10:40 PM, when the Eastern Railway's high-speed, luxury Rajdhani Express train derailed on a 300-foot bridge over the Dhave River near the town of Rafiganj near Gaya. The train had left Howrah with over 1,000 people on board six hours before, and was heading towards New Delhi when the tragedy happened. Fifteen of the eighteen train cars derailed and fell across the tracks, two of them tumbling into the river beneath. The death toll continued to rise over the next weeks. The river was searched for bodies. Several were found near villages downstream. The full death toll is unlikely to ever be known.

15. June 22, 2003 – In a first major accident 53 people were killed and 25 were injured when the Karwar-Mumbai Central Holiday Special’s three coaches and engine got derailed near Vaibhavwadi station in Maharashtra.

16. 29th October, 2005- Repalle Secunderabad delta passenger derailed at Valigonda in Nalgonda district of Andhra pradesh. Some of the rakes fell in the Musi River killing at least 100 persons. This was due to severe rain.

17. 26th November, 2005- The first five coaches and locomotive of the Mandovi express were crushed in a tunnel near Ratnagiri after a rockfall. More than 100 people died and 500 were injured.

18. 11th July, 2006- The 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings were a series of seven bomb blasts that took place over a period of 11 minutes on the Suburban Railway in Mumbai. The bombs were set off in pressure cookers on trains plying the Western line of the Suburban Railway network. 209 people were killed and over 700 were injured.

19. 28th May, 2010- The Jnaneswari Express derailment occurred on 28 May 2010 in the West Midnapore district of West Bengal, India. The Howrah – Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Jnaneswari Super Deluxe Express was travelling from Howrah to Mumbai. Thirteen coaches of the express jumped the track between the Khemasuli and Sardiha stations in the early hours of Friday and an oncoming goods train rammed the derailed coaches resulting in the deaths of at least 141 passengers. It was disputed as to whether sabotage or a bomb caused damage on the railway track.

20. 19th July, 2010- The collision occurred 191 km from Howrah at 02:00 am (IST) when the Uttar Banga Express, travelling from New Cooch Behar to Sealdah, hit the Bhagalpur–Ranchi Vananchal Express which was just leaving Sainthia railway station. The impact destroyed the three rear compartments of the Vananchal Express. 66 people died as a result of the accident, and 165 people were reported injured.

21. 10th July, 2011- The accident occurred at 12:20, when the 15 coaches of Howrah-Kalka Mail derailed near Malwan. The number of passengers on board was not immediately known, though initial reports said that up to a thousand people were on the train at the time. The train was travelling at the speed of 108 km/h on the Howrah - New Delhi Line when it derailed. Seventy people were killed and more than 300 injured in the accident.

22. July 10, 2011 – 71 people were killed by the derailing of Kalka mail at Malwa station.

23. May 28,2010 – Naxals derailed Jyaneshwari Express and killed 148 people.

24. Jul 19, 2010 – 66 people were killed when Uttar Banga Express hit Vananchal Express from behind at Sainthia station.

25. June 30, 2012 - A coach of the Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express caught fire killing 35 passengers and injuring 25 others.

26. 30th July, 2012- One of the coaches of the Chennai-bound Tamil Nadu Express (New Delhi - Chennai) caught fire early on 30 July morning, near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. 47 people have died and 25 others have been injured.

27. Aug 19, 2013 – Rajya Rani Express ran over 35 people at the Dhamara station near Saharsa in Bihar.

28. 28 Dec 2013 – More than 24 people were killed when Nanded-Bangalore express train near Kothacheru railway station in Anantapur district caught fire.

29. Nov 28, 2013 – 26 people were killed and 13 injured when an air-conditioned coach of the Bangalore-Nanded Express train caught fire.

30. March, 2014 – Six coaches of a local train at Titwala station got uncoupled from the rest of the train. It derailed and killed an 18-year-old student and nine others.

31. May 4, 2014 - 50105 Diva Junction-Sawantvadi Passenger train derailed between Nagothane and Roha stations killing near about 20 passengers and injuring 100 others.

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