Tag: Railroad Accidents and Safety

Pakistani Train Inferno Was Decades in the Making

When a passenger train rammed a rickshaw in Pakistan in 2017, killing seven schoolchildren, Imran Khan rolled the tragedy into his campaign to become prime minister, holding up the accident as a hallmark of government incompetence and corruption that only he could fix. “The railway minister must resign,” he said at the time, insisting that […]

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Fire Engulfs a Speeding Train in Pakistan, Killing Dozens

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — At least 65 people were killed in central Pakistan on Thursday morning when a cooking stove being used aboard a train exploded, officials said. Witnesses said that desperate passengers began jumping off the train while it was still moving. The train, known as the Tezgam Express, was on its run from the […]

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Man Dies After Jumping on Subway Tracks With Daughter, 5, Police Say

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A man was killed and his 5-year-old daughter was injured in the Bronx on Monday morning after he apparently jumped in front of a subway train while holding onto the girl, the police said. The man, who was 45 […]

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Second Judge Dismisses Criminal Charges in Philadelphia Train Wreck That Killed 8

For the second time in two years, a Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday dismissed charges against an Amtrak engineer who was driving a speeding train that derailed in Philadelphia in 2015, killing eight people. Brandon Bostian, 36, faced more than 200 charges in the May 2015 derailment, including one count of causing catastrophe, a felony, and […]

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6 Years After This Train Exploded, Deadly Cargo Still Rolls Through Canada

ImageThree days after the disaster, workers were still combing through debris.CreditPaul Chiasson/The Canadian Press, via Associated Press When things go wrong, those in power often promise to make it right. But do they? In this series, The Times is going back to the scene of major news events to see if those promises were kept. […]

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At Least 4 Dead in Bangladesh After Train Veers Off Bridge

At least four people were killed and dozens injured late Sunday night when part of a train heading for Bangladesh’s capital careened off a railway bridge that failed, officials said. The crash occurred in the Moulvibazar district of northeastern Bangladesh, about 140 miles by car from the capital, Dhaka. Photos published in the Bangladeshi news […]

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