Major train accidents since May 2014

Barely three days after 23 people were killed due to derailment of Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express, another train, the Kaifiyat Express, derailed near Auraiya on Wednesday

GN Bureau | August 23, 2017


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Ten coaches of New Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed after it collided with a dumper near Auraiya district in Uttar Pradesh. (Photo: Twitter/@RailMinIndia)
Ten coaches of New Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed after it collided with a dumper near Auraiya district in Uttar Pradesh. (Photo: Twitter/@RailMinIndia)

With two major train accidents in succession this week, we list the major train accidents that have occurred since 2014: 
 
26 May 2014 – 12556 Gorakhdham Express collided with a stationary freight train near Khalilabad station in Uttar Pradesh. 25 people killed and over 50 injured 
 
25 June 2014 – 12236 Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed near Chapra town in Bihar. Four people killed
 
23 July 2014 – A passenger train rammed into a school bus at an unmanned level-crossing in Masaipet village of Medak district. Around 20 students and driver of the bus killed
 
20 March 2015 – Dehradun–Varanasi Janta Express derailed at Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh. At least 58 people killed and 150 injured
 
4 August 2015 – Twin back to back derailment accidents after Kamayani Express and Janata Express derailed between Kurawan and Bhiringi stations in Madhya Pradesh. Also known as the Harda twin train derailment. 31 people killed and over 100 injured
 
12 September 2015 – Two British nationals were killed after a chartered Kalka–Shimla Shivalik Queen narrow-gauge train’s three coaches derailed
 
5 February 2016 – Four coaches of the Island Express derailed near Vellore. Few people injuried
 
28 August 2016 – 12 carriages of Thiruvananthapuram Central–Mangalore Central Express derailed near Karukutty Station, Angamali. No casualties reported
 
20 November 2016 –  In one of the deadliest accidents, over 145 people were killed and over 250 get wounded after 14 coaches of 19321 Indore–Rajendra Nagar Express derailed at Pukhrayan, approximately 60 km from Kanpur in UP
 
28 December 2016 – Slightly over a month after the Pukhrayan accident, 15 coaches of Ajmer-Sealdah Express derailed near Rura station near Kanpur

21 January 2017 – 18448 Jagdalpur–Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express got derailed near Kuneru in Vizianagaram. 41 people killed 
 
7 March 2017 – Bhopal–Ujjain passenger train bombed allegedly by Islamic State. 10 people injured
 
15 April 2017 – Eight coaches of the Meerut–Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed near Rampur in UP
 
19 August 2017 – 14 coaches of the 18478 Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express got derailed at Khatauli, Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. At least 23 passengers killed and around 70 injured
 
23 August 2017 – Ten coaches of New Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed after it collided with a dumper near Auraiya district in Uttar Pradesh. 25 injured 
 
 
 

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