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Devastating Train Catastrophes that Shook India, See Past Chronology
Devastating Train Catastrophes that Shook India, See Past Chronology

New Delhi: As the death toll in the Odisha train accident involving two express trains -- Bangalore-Howrah Express and Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express -- and a goods train in Balasore has risen to 238, it si pertinent to see tragic train accidents that has jolted the nation in the past.

Here are some major train accidents that occurred in India along with their highlights:

Gaisal Train Disaster (2001): Location: Gaisal, Assam - Date: August 2, 2001
Highlight: A passenger train collided with a derailed freight train, resulting in the death of 286 people and injuring around 300 others.

Rafiganj Train Derailment (2002): Location: Rafiganj, Bihar,  Date: September 10, 2002
Highlight: An express train derailed due to a broken track, resulting in the death of 130 people and injuring over 200 others.

Khanna Rail Disaster (1998): Location: Khanna, Punjab,  Date: November 26, 1998
Highlight: An overcrowded train collided with a derailed freight train, causing a massive fire that killed 212 people and injured more than 500 others.

Firozabad Rail Disaster (1995): Location: Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh, Date: August 20, 1995
Highlight: A passenger train collided with a stationary train, resulting in the death of 358 people and injuring over 400 others.

Fatehpur Train Derailment (2002): Location: Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh, Date: August 20, 1995
Highlight: Several coaches of a passenger train derailed due to a fractured rail, leading to the death of 65 people and injuring more than 200 others.

Kanpur Train Derailment (2016): Location: Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Date: November 20, 2016
Highlight: Fourteen coaches of an express train derailed due to a fractured track, resulting in the death of 150 people and injuring over 200 others.

Amritsar Train Tragedy (2018): Location: Amritsar, Punjab, Date: October 19, 2018
Highlight: During a religious event, a train struck a crowd of people standing on the railway tracks, leading to the death of 61 people and injuring many others.

Pukhrayan Train Derailment (2016): Location: Pukhrayan, Uttar Pradesh, Date: November 20, 2016
Highlight: Fourteen coaches of an express train derailed due to a fracture in the track, resulting in the death of 150 people and injuring over 150 others.

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