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Chronology of rail accidents since 1985

June 16, 2004 12:35 IST
Last Updated: June 16, 2004 13:18 IST


Following is the chronology of railway accidents in India since 1985.

February 23, 1985: Fifty people burnt to death when two bogies of a passenger train caught fire near Rajnandgaon in Madhya Pradesh.

June 13, 1985: Thirty-eight people killed and about 50 injured as an express train collided with a goods train in Agra.

March 10, 1986: 50 people were killed and 200 injured as two trains collided at Khagaria in Bihar.

August 6, 1986: 52 people were killed and 35 injured as two coaches of an express train fall into a stream after colliding with a stationary goods train in Palamau district of Bihar.

July 8, 1987: Fifty-three people were killed when Dakshin Express derailed near Macherial in Andhra Pradesh.

July 8, 1988: 107 were killed when Island Express plunged into Ashtamudi lake in Kerala.

April 18,1988: At least 75 people were killed when Karnataka Express derailed near Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh.

November 1, 1988: 48 people were killed as Udyan Abha Toofan Express derailed at Sakaldiha in Bihar.

April 16, 1988: Seventy people were burnt alive as a shuttle train catches fire near Patna.

June 6, 1988: Thirty-six people were killed in a collision at Gollaguda in Andhra Pradesh.

June 25, 1988: 60 people were killed as a goods train rammed into a passenger train at Mangra in Daltongunj in Bihar.

October 10, 1988: Forty people were killed in a fire in a passenger train near Cherpalli in Andhra Pradesh.

October 31, 1991: Thirty people were killed as Karnataka Express derailed near Makaligurga in Karnataka.

September 5, 1992: 41 people were killed in a collision near Raigarh in Madhya Pradesh.

July 16, 1992: Sixty people were killed in a train mishap in Darbhan in Bihar.

September 21, 1993: 71 people killed as Kota-Bina passenger train collides with a goods train near Chhabra in Rajasthan.

May 3, 1994: 35 people killed as Narayanadri Express rams into a tractor in Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh.

May 14, 1995: 52 people killed as Madras-Kanyakumari Express collides with a goods train near Salem in Tamil Nadu.

June 1, 1995: 73 people killed in two separate railway accidents in West Bengal and Orissa.

August 20, 1995: 400 people killed as Puroshottam Express, rams into Kalindi Express near Firozabad railway station in Uttar Pradesh.

April 18, 1996: 60 people killed as Gorakhpur-Gonda passenger train rams into a stationary goods train at
Domingarh near Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.

May 14, 1996: 35 people killed as the bus carrying them collided with the Ernakulam-Kayamkulam train at an unmanned level-crossing near Alappuzha in Kerala.

May 25, 1996: 25 people killed as an Allahabad-bound passenger train rammed into a tractor-trolley at an unmanned level crossing near Varanasi.

July 28, 1997: 12 people were killed when Karnataka Express collided with Himsagar Express near Faridabad on the outskirts of New Delhi.

September 14, 1997: 81 people were killed when five bogies of Ahmedabad-Howrah express fell into a river in Bilaspur district of Madhya Pradesh.

June 22, 2001: Fifty-two people were killed when three coaches of Mangalore-Madras Mail tumbled into the Kadalundi river, near Kozhikode in Kerala.

August 23, 2001: 11 persons died after their tempo rammed into Ravi Express at an unmanned crossing.

August 16, 2001: 15 people, including eight women and two children were run over by a train while crossing a track in Maharashtra. They were hit after they got off train that halted briefly between stations in Jalgaon district.

September 9, 2002: 100 passengers were killed and 150 hurt when a bogie of Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani Express plunged into the Dhave river in Bihar's Aurangabad district.

January 5, 2002: 21 people killed and 41 injured when the Secunderabad-Manmad express train rammed into a stationary goods train at Ghatnandur station in Maharashtra.

March 23, 2002: Seven injured when 13 bogies of Lokmanya Tilak Superfast Express from Patna to Mumbai derailed near Narsinghpur in Madhya Pradesh.

May 15, 2003: Thirty eight people, including women and children, were killed and 13 injured when three coaches of Amritsar-bound Frontier Mail caught fire.

June 22, 2003: In the first major accident on Konkan Railway section, 53 people, including three children, were killed and 25 injured when the first three coaches and engine of the Karwar-Mumbai Central (904 up) Holiday Special train derailed after crossing Vaibhavwadi station in Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra.

July 2, 2003: A train engine and two adjoining coaches fell off a bridge in Warangal, killing at least 18 people in the train and in a fish market on the ground.



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Sub: Rail Accidents

The list is only upto July 2003. Is it being updated?


Posted by Ashok Bhargava





Sub: Incomplete

A good effort but surely Incomplete..


Posted by Shridhar





Sub: incomplete information

One BIG accident happened in Punjab in 1997-98, when more than 3000 people were killed near Khanna in Sialdah Express. Where is that in this ...


Posted by S Khan





Sub: those special years

On seeing the list, one can make out that the years 1989, 1990, 1998, 1999 and 2000 were the Golden years for the Indian Railway ...


Posted by Srinivas




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