Khanna rail disaster

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Khanna rail disaster
Date 26 November 1998
Time 03:15
Location Khanna
Country India
Rail line Northern Railway
Operator Indian Railways
Type of incident Derailment and collision
Cause Broken rail
Trains 2
Passengers 2500
Deaths 212

The Khanna rail disaster occurred on 26 November 1998 near Khanna on the Khanna-Ludhiana section of India's Northern Railway in Punjab, at 03:15 when the Calcutta-bound Jammu Tawi-Sealdah Express collided with six derailed coaches of the Amritsar-bound "Frontier Mail" which were lying in its path. At least 212 were killed;[1] in total the trains were estimated to be carrying 2,500 passengers. The initial derailment was caused by a broken rail.[2]


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Coordinates: 30°44′09″N 76°10′22″E / 30.73583°N 76.17278°E / 30.73583; 76.17278