Derailment http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/45766/all en Two dead, many feared hurt in India rail accident http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/two-dead-many-feared-hurt-india-rail-accident <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least two people were killed and many feared injured when a Bangalore-bound train derailed in southern India on Wednesday morning, a railways official told AFP.</p> <p>V.J. Accamma, a spokesman for Southern Railways, confirmed the death of at least two people in the accident, which occurred just after dawn in the small village of Chitteri in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.</p> <p>"At least two persons have been killed, we are still trying to verify the numbers of injured," Accamma told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/two-dead-many-feared-hurt-india-rail-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derailment Rail transport AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:01:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5808640 at http://www.globalpost.com World's deadliest rail accidents in last decade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130707/worlds-deadliest-rail-accidents-last-decade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Below are details of the world's deadliest rail accidents since 2003, following the derailment and explosion of an oil tanker train in the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, east of Montreal this weekend, where at least 80 people are reported missing.</p> <p>--2003</p> <p>- ZIMBABWE, February 1: More than 50 people are killed in a head-on collision between a passenger train and a freight train transporting flammable liquids in the country's southwest.</p> <p>- INDIA, June 22: Fifty-one die after a train derails in bad weather in the western state of Maharashtra.</p> <p>--2004</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130707/worlds-deadliest-rail-accidents-last-decade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derailment Land transport Transport AFP Sun, 07 Jul 2013 13:32:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5877674 at http://www.globalpost.com 40 still missing in deadly Canada train derailment; police say higher death toll inevitable http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130706/explosions-rock-quebec-town-after-train-carrying-crude-oil-d <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - About 40 people were still missing a day after a runaway train derailed in Quebec, igniting explosions and fires that destroyed a busy downtown district and killed five people. Police said a higher death toll was inevitable, and authorities feared the number might soar once they're able to reach the hardest-hit areas. Worries remained over the status of two oil-filled train cars.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130706/explosions-rock-quebec-town-after-train-carrying-crude-oil-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Derailment Labor Law Rail transport The Canadian Press Sat, 06 Jul 2013 20:33:31 +0000 The Canadian Press 5877354 at http://www.globalpost.com Investigators zero in on earlier blaze on runaway train as death toll in Quebec town hits 13 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130709/investigators-zero-earlier-blaze-runaway-train-death-toll-qu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - Investigators searching for the cause of a fiery oil train derailment that wiped out a small town's centre and killed at least 13 people zeroed in on an earlier blaze on that same train, and the possibility that the series of actions that followed it might have somehow caused the locomotive's brakes to fail several hours later.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130709/investigators-zero-earlier-blaze-runaway-train-death-toll-qu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Derailment Labor Land transport Law Transport The Canadian Press Tue, 09 Jul 2013 07:39:45 +0000 The Canadian Press 5879015 at http://www.globalpost.com Quebec police treating oil-train derailment site as crime scene; death toll reaches 15 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130710/quebec-police-treating-oil-train-derailment-site-crime-scene <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - Quebec police are pursuing a painstaking, wide-ranging criminal investigation of the inferno ignited by the derailment of a runaway oil train that killed at least 15 people and left dozens missing in the burned-out ruins of a downtown district.</p> <p>Quebec police inspector Michel Forget ruled out terrorism as a cause, but said Tuesday that an array of other possibilities remain under investigation, including criminal negligence. Other officials have raised the possibility that the train was tampered with before the crash early Saturday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130710/quebec-police-treating-oil-train-derailment-site-crime-scene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Derailment Disaster Environment Health Land transport Politics Social Issues Transport The Canadian Press Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:02:58 +0000 The Canadian Press 5880097 at http://www.globalpost.com At least six dead, many injured in derailment near Paris http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130712/at-least-six-dead-many-injured-derailment-near-paris <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least six people were killed and many injured on Friday after a speeding train derailed and hit the platform at a station just south of Paris, in France's worst rail accident in 25 years.</p> <p>Witnesses said the site of the crash resembled "a war zone", with one describing walking over a decapitated body to exit a carriage that had been thrown on its side.</p> <p>Rescuers were searching late Friday for passengers who may still be trapped inside overturned carriages.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130712/at-least-six-dead-many-injured-derailment-near-paris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derailment Disaster Rail transport Railway accidents AFP Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:02:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5882782 at http://www.globalpost.com Tourists hurt in Thai train derailment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/tourists-hurt-thai-train-derailment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Foreign tourists were among 23 people injured when an overnight sleeper train derailed in Thailand early Wednesday, the national rail operator said.</p> <p>The Bangkok-Chiang Mai express service was carrying almost 300 passengers when seven carriages came off the tracks in the northern province of Phrae, according to the State Railway of Thailand.</p> <p>Eighteen foreign tourists suffered minor injuries, including visitors from Australia, France, Spain, China, Japan and the United States, as carriages toppled onto their sides.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/tourists-hurt-thai-train-derailment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derailment Disaster Land transport Technology Transport AFP Wed, 17 Jul 2013 07:32:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5885954 at http://www.globalpost.com MMA rail company experiences another derailment, a minor one this time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130719/mma-rail-company-experiences-another-derailment-minor-one-ti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FARNHAM, Que. - The company involved in the Lac-Megantic disaster experienced another derailment Thursday — although this one was minor.</p> <p>A Montreal, Maine </p> <p>Authorities said one wheel went off the rail, and the incident did not occur on the main track. The federal Transportation Safety Board said it was not called to the scene to inspect the incident.</p> <p>"(There were) no injuries, no damage, no crossing blocked," said TSB spokesman John Cottreau.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130719/mma-rail-company-experiences-another-derailment-minor-one-ti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derailment Disaster Rail transport Transport The Canadian Press Fri, 19 Jul 2013 04:31:54 +0000 The Canadian Press 5887518 at http://www.globalpost.com French probe suspected sabotage of Areva rail line http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130719/french-probe-suspected-sabotage-areva-rail-line <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS (Reuters) - French police are investigating the suspected sabotage of a rail track used to transport nuclear material and which caused the derailment of a locomotive the same day as a fatal passenger train accident, officials said on Friday.</p> <p>No link has been found between the July 12 derailment of the slow-moving locomotive near the central city of Limoges and the derailment several hours later of a train in Bretigny-sur-Orge just south of Paris which killed six people and injured dozens.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130719/french-probe-suspected-sabotage-areva-rail-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derailment Land transport Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 19 Jul 2013 18:02:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5888353 at http://www.globalpost.com Driver of deadly Spain train crash faces probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130725/driver-deadly-spain-train-crash-faces-probe-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One of the drivers of a Spanish train that hurtled off the rails at high speed, killing at least 80 passengers in the nation's worst such disaster in decades, was to be grilled by police, a regional court said Thursday.</p> <p>The driver, lightly injured, "would be questioned by police in hospital where he has been placed under surveillance," the High Court in Galicia said in a statement, adding that no arrest has been ordered at this stage.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130725/driver-deadly-spain-train-crash-faces-probe-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derailment Disaster Rail transport Transport War AFP Thu, 25 Jul 2013 22:31:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5894021 at http://www.globalpost.com Driver of train in deadly crash in Spain had no idea where he was http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130729/driver-train-deadly-crash-spain-had-no-idea-where-he-was <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Jul 29 (EFE).- Francisco Jose Garzon, the driver of the high-speed train involved in a derailment that killed 79 people last week in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia, told investigating Judge Luis Alaez that he lost track of his position and did not know where he was on the evening the accident occurred, sources close to the investigation told Efe.</p> <p>Garzon, who has been charged with 79 counts of homicide and numerous other crimes, admitted that he was going at double the 80 kph (49 mph) speed limit on the curve in A Grandeira.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130729/driver-train-deadly-crash-spain-had-no-idea-where-he-was" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derailment Rail transport Railway accidents Agencia EFE Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:02:00 +0000 Agencia EFE 5896722 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain train derailed at 153 kph: court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130730/spain-train-derailed-at-153-kph-court-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A train that derailed in Spain killing 79 people was travelling at 153 kilometres per hour (95 miles per hour) at the time of the accident, a court said Tuesday after analysing the train's data recorders.</p> <p>Moments before the accident the train was travelling at a speed of 192 kilometres an hour, the court said in a statement, while the speed limit at the spot where the train derailed was set at 80 kilometres an hour.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130730/spain-train-derailed-at-153-kph-court-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derailment Rail transport Railway accidents AFP Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:33:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5897981 at http://www.globalpost.com Railway has licence suspended after Quebec tragedy, prompting economic fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130813/railway-has-licence-suspended-after-quebec-tragedy-prompting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MONTREAL - The railway at the centre of the Lac-Megantic disaster is set to have its Canadian licence revoked, prompting fears of an economic ripple effect that could swamp businesses, workers and consumers in a series of communities.</p> <p>The Canadian Transportation Agency announced Tuesday that it will cancel the certificates of fitness for the Montreal, Maine </p> <p>The arm's length federal agency said it struggled with the decision, given the potential impact on companies and jobs in more than a dozen Quebec communities along the railway.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130813/railway-has-licence-suspended-after-quebec-tragedy-prompting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Derailment Disaster Labor Law Mixed martial arts Rail transport The Canadian Press Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:46:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 5909412 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico migrant train derailment kills 4, injures 35 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130825/mexico-migrant-train-derailment-kills-4-injures-35-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A cargo train carrying up to 300 US-bound migrants derailed in southeastern Mexico on Sunday, killing at least four people and injuring 35, officials said.</p> <p>Luis Felipe Puente, the national civil protection coordinator, confirmed the toll on Twitter, adding that 16 of those hurt were in "serious" condition and rescuers were still working at the site in the state of Tabasco.</p> <p>Citing army and local protection officials at the scene, Puente said "for the moment they officially report four dead, 35 injured, 16 serious."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130825/mexico-migrant-train-derailment-kills-4-injures-35-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derailment AFP Mon, 26 Aug 2013 01:02:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5917633 at http://www.globalpost.com 11 Confirmed dead in Mexico train accident http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130829/11-confirmed-dead-mexico-train-accident <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seven of the fatalities have been identified as undocumented Honduran migrants who hopped aboard the northbound freight train known as "La Bestia" (The Beast). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Aug 29 (EFE).- The number of confirmed fatalities in last weekend&#39;s train derailment in the southeastern state of Tabasco stands at 11, but the search for additional victims continues, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130830/mexico-detains-cartel-operator-tied-350-murders">Mexican</a> authorities said.</p> <p>&quot;Civil defense elements found two more bodies in the La Tembladera zone. The victims of the derailment now total 11,&quot; the Tabasco emergency services office said on Twitter.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130829/11-confirmed-dead-mexico-train-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derailment Agencia EFE Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:31:00 +0000 Agencia EFE 5920889 at http://www.globalpost.com