Fatuha train crash

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Fatuha train crash (1998)
Date 4 April 1998
Country India
Operator Eastern Railways
Type of incident crash
Cause removal of fishplates
Trains 1
Deaths 11 (at scene)
1 (after)
Injuries over 50

The Fatuha train crash was a rail transport accident that occurred on 4 April 1998, in India. Removal of fishplates led to the packed Howrah-Danapur Express jumping tracks, killing at least 11 passengers and injuring more than 50 others near Fatuha Station in Fatuha city on the Eastern Railway's Danapur division. In all, nine bogies derailed disrupting traffic.[1]

Local citizens assisted the injured at the scene until authorities arrived. The injured were rushed to the PMC hospital, Nalanda Medical College hospital and a hospital in Patna, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the accident site. The remaining passengers were taken to Patna by a special train. While 11 passengers died at the scene, one succumbed to injuries in Patna Medical College hospital.[2]

"Prima facie, the cause of the accident is removal of fish plates on the right side of the tracks," railway officials said.[3]


  1. ^ "Rail mishaps in India – A chronology". Retrieved 18 April 2008. 
  2. ^ "12 killed as express jumps tracks". Retrieved 18 April 2008. 
  3. ^ "12 killed as express jumps tracks". Retrieved 18 April 2008.