List of Indian rail incidents

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The following is list of accidents on the Indian Railways.


  • 5 November 1891 - A mail train derailed near Nagpur, killing 10 passengers and leaving 35 others injured.[1]


  • 24 October 1907 - A passenger train collided with a freight train at Kot Lakhanat station. 11 killed and 27 others injured.[2]
  • 2 December 1908 - 18 people were killed and 20 others injured in a collision of two mail trains at Barana station.[3]


A spiral on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, 1921.
  • April 1920 - 50 people killed and 50 others injured in a rail collision.[4]
  • 7 October 1920 - 40 people killed when the Madras - Bangalore Mail derailed around 3 km after Arakkonam.[5]


  • 17 July 1937 - An express train from Calcutta plunged down an embankment near Bihta station, about 15 miles from Patna. At least 119 people were killed, and 180 others injured.[6][7]
  • 28 June 1939 - 10 people were killed and 21 injured in a train accident.[8]


  • 4 October 1942 - 12 people were killed and 40 others injured in a railway accident 40 miles northeast of Bombay.[9]
  • 22 September 1947 - A train carrying more than 4500 Muslim refugees was attacked by armed Hindus and Sikhs at Amritsar station and fired upon for three hours. The attack was a response to the earlier massacre of Hindu and Sikh refugees at the Lahore station. 3418 people were either killed or missing, and 1328 others were wounded.[10]


  • April 1950 - 32 people were killed when a train derailed and crashed into a river.[11]
  • 7 May 1950 - At least 81 people were killed and 100 others injured when a train plunged off a bridge in the state of Bihar.[12]
  • 3 September 1951 - Ten people were killed and thirty others injured when the Sharanpur Express derailed about 11 miles from Delhi.[13]
  • June 1953 - Five people were killed and fifty others injured in the collision between a passenger and a freight train between Semapore and Kalihar.
  • 4 January 1954 - A passenger train derailed while crossing a bridge near Bhatinda, killing at least 15 people and injuring another 40.[14]
  • 31 March 1954 - 31 people were killed, and 32 others injured near Gorakhpur by the detonation of explosives being transported on a passenger train.[15]
  • 15 September 1954 - A train crashed into a truck carrying students at a crossing 80 miles north of New Delhi, killing 10 and injuring 18 others.[16]
  • 28 September 1954 - A train crashed into the Yasanti river, about 75 km south of Hyderabad, when the bridge collapsed. 139 people were killed and more than 100 injured.[17]
  • 2 September 1956 - A bridge collapsed under a train between Jadcherla and Mahbubnager, about 100 km from Hyderabad. At least 125 dead, 22 injured.[18]
  • 23 November 1956 - 104 people were killed and 100 others injured 175 miles south of Madras when a train plunged into a river from an embankment weakened by flood.[19]
  • 2 June 1957 - 18 people died and 53 others were injured when a passenger train crashed into a stationary train in Bombay.[20]
  • November 1957 - At least 50 people were killed and more than 50 others injured in a rail accident.[21]
  • 21 May 1958 - An express train derailed near Chamaraj. 31 people killed and 41 others injured.


  • 4 January 1961 - Head-on collision of two passenger trains near Umeshnagar. 35 died and 61 were injured.
  • 8 March 1961 - 11 people were killed and 37 others injured in a collision between a passenger and a freight train between Kalihar and Bihar.
  • October 1961 - 40 people were killed and many others injured when a train derailed 200 km from Kolkata.
  • 22 July 1962 - 48 people were killed in a train crash in northwest India.[22]
  • 12 November 1962 - 25 passengers riding on the roof of a train were killed when they were hit by a bridge girder.[23]
  • 23 December 1964 -In Rameswaram cyclone (also known as the Dhanushkodi cyclone) the Pamban-Dhanuskodi passenger train was washed away. All 150 passengers on board were killed.
  • 19 June 1965 - 15 people were killed when a freight train collided with a train carrying railway workers. The accident occurred about 500 miles from Bombay.[24]
  • 16 February 1966 - The bombing of a mail express in Assam by Naga separatists killed 38.
  • 20 April 1966 - The bombing of a train at the Lumding railway station by Naga separatists killed 55 and wounded 127.[25]
  • 23 April 1966 - The bombing of a train at the Diphu railway station by Naga separatists killed 40 and wounded 60.[26]
  • 13 June 1966 - At least 57 people were killed and 100 others injured when two passenger trains collided near Matunga railway station.[27]
  • 19 March 1968 - The Bangalore bound Deccan Express from Poona and the Birur-Hubli Passenger collided on 19 March 1968 around 10.35 p.m. at Yalvigi station on the Harihar-Hubli Section of the Mysore division of the Southern Railway. Fifty-three people were killed and 42 injured as per official estimates, The Hindu (20 and 21 March 1968.)
  • May 1968 - 25 people were killed, and 38 others injured when a train crashed into a bus.[28]
  • 4 February 1969 - Passengers riding on the top of a train were swept off by the girders of a bridge, near Madras. 32 dead, 50 injured.[29]
  • June 1969 - An express train derailed. 75 dead, 38 injured.
  • 14 July 1969 - 85 people were killed and 130 others injured when a freight train crashed into a standing passenger train at Jaipur.[30]


  • 26 April 1972 - 21 people were killed and 37 injured when a train derailed in Mysore state.[31]
  • 21 February 1974 - A passenger train crashed into a freight train at Moradabad, killing 41 and injuring 63 others.[32]
  • 30 May 1977 - A bridge across the Beki river near Guwahati collapsed under a train, killing at least 45 people and injuring 100 others.[33]
  • 23 November 1977 - A passenger train derailed near Rewari, probably due to sabotage of the rail tracks. 20 people were killed and 21 others seriously injured.[34]
  • 18 April 1978 - 30 people were killed and 60 others injured when an express train crashed into the rear of a passenger train at Bassain Road station in Bombay.[35]
  • 14 November 1979 - Five people were killed and fifty others injured when two trains collided near Matunga.[36]
  • 23 December 1979 - An express train crashed into the rear of a standing passenger train near Sarupeta, killing 18, and injuring 25.[37]



  • 11 February 1981 – Three trains [one goods train, Train number 20 TVC-MAS mail and Yercaud express] on same route in both up and down tracks collide with each other in Vaniyambadi, 199 km from Chennai.
  •  6 June 1981 – Bihar train disaster, India: Hundreds are killed (300–800) when a train falls into a river.
  • 16 July 1981 – A freight train slams into the back of a passenger train in Madhya Pradesh, India, between Khodri and Bhanwar Tonk station, killing 50 people and injuring 49.[38]
  • 19 July 1981 – In an incident blamed on sabotage, a train traveling to Ahmedabad from New Delhi, India, derailed in Gujarat, killing 30 people and injuring 70.
  • 31 July 1981 – Six coaches of a train derail near Bahawalpur, India, killing 43 and injuring 50.


  • 27 January 1982 – A freight train and an express passenger train collided head-on in heavy fog near Agra, India, killing 50 and injuring 50.
  • 20 March 1982 – A Mangalore-to-New Delhi train slammed into a tourist bus at a level crossing in Andhra Pradesh, snapping the bus in two, killing at least 59 people on the bus and injuring 25 others.


  • 10 February 1984 : the 2 DR (Rohtak-Delhi) train rammed into the rear coaches of the stationary 38 Down Punjab Mail on platform No 3 of Bahadurgarh station in HARYANA. This resulted in death of 43 passengers and injuries to 58 persons.




  • 8 July 1987 – Machieral rail disaster, 53 people killed in the derailment of a train in Andhra Pradesh.
  • 15 March 1987 Tragedy struck the Rockfort Express running between Chennai and Tiruchi, when a bomb ripped the bridge over the Marudaiyar, near Ariyalur. The train plunged into the waterless riverbed, resulting in the death of over 20 persons and maiming and injuring several others.[citation needed]





  • 16 April 1990– Patna rail disaster, near Patna, India: 70 killed as shuttle train is gutted by fire.
  • 6 June 1990: Thirty-five killed in a fire accident in train at Gollaguda in Andhra Pradesh.
  • 25 June 1990: Sixty killed as a goods train rams into a passenger train at Mangra in Daltongunj in Bihar.
  • 10 October 1990: Forty killed in a fire in a train near Cherlapalli in Andhra Pradesh.



  • 5 September 1992: Forty-one killed in a train accident near Raigarh in Madhya Pradesh.


  • 16 January 1993: New Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express accident between Roorah and Ambiyapur flag stations.
  • 16 July 1993: Sixty killed in an accident in Darbhanga district of Bihar.
  • 21 September 1993: Seventy-one killed as Kota–Bina passenger train collides with a goods train near Chhabra in Rajasthan.


  • 3 May 1994: Thirty-five people killed as Narayanadri Express rams into a tractor in Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh.
  • 26 October 1994: Twenty-seven killed as 8001 DN Mumbai–Howrah Mail caught fire on its S5 Sleeper class coach between Lotapahar and CKP stations (SE Railway) at 02.51 AM.


  • 14 May 1995: Fifty-two people killed as Madras–Kanyakumari Express met with head collision with goods train near Salem.
  • 1 June 1995: Seventy-three killed in two accidents in West Bengal and Orissa.
  • 20 August 1995: Firozabad rail disaster, 305 killed as Delhi-bound Purushottam Express rams into the stationary Kalindi Express near Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh.


  • 18 April 1996: Sixty killed as Gorakhpur–Gonda passenger train rams into a stationary goods train at Domingarh near Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.
  • 14 May 1996: Thirty-five of a marriage party killed as bus carrying them collides with the Ernakulam–Kayamkulam train at an unmanned level-crossing near Alappuzha in Kerala.
  • 25 May 1996: Twenty-five killed as an Allahabad-bound passenger train rams into a tractor-trolley at an unmanned level crossing near Varanasi.
  • 30 December 1996: Thirty-three people killed in a bomb blast on the Brahmaputra mail between Kokrajhar and Fakiragram stations in lower Assam.


  • 8 July 1997: Thirty-three people killed in bomb blast on a passenger train at Lehra Khanna railway station in Bhatinda district in Punjab.
  • 28 July 1997: Twelve people killed in a collision involving Karnataka Express and Himsagar Express near Faridabad on the outskirts of Delhi.[43]
  • 14 September 1997: Eight-one killed as five bogies of the Ahmedabad–Howrah Express plunge into a river in Bilaspur district of Madhya Pradesh.


  • 6 Jan 1998: At least 51 persons were feared killed and over 100 injured when the Bareilly-Varanasi passenger train rammed into the stationary Kashi Vishwanath (KV) Express Train about 12 km from Hardoi around 10 pm. However, the unofficial death toll was put at 70.
  • 4 April 1998: Fatuha Train Crash Eleven killed near Fatuha Station on Howrah-Delhi main line as Howrah–Danapur Express derails between Fatuha and Bankaghat stations.
  • 24 April 1998: Twenty-four killed and 32 injured at Parli Vaijanath railway station in Maharashtra as 15 wagons of a goods train ram into the Manmad–Kachiguda Express.
  • 13 August 1998: Nineteen killed and 27 injured as a bus rams into the Chennai–Madurai Express train at an unmanned level-crossing on the new Karur-Salem bypass road on the outskirts of Karur town.
  • 24 September 1998: Twenty people, including 14 school children, killed and 33 injured when a train engine rams into a bus at an unmanned level-crossing near Bottalaapalem village in Andhra Pradesh.
  • 26 November 1998: Khanna rail disaster, over 212 people die as Jammu Tawi–Sealdah Express rams into three derailed bogies of Amritsar-bound Frontier Golden Temple Mail at Khanna.


  • 16 July 1999: Seventeen killed and over 2000 injured as the 2616 UP Chennai - New Delhi Grand Trunk Express collides with derailed wagons of a DN Goods train in Agra-Mathura section ( near Mathura ) of Central Railway.
  • 2 August 1999: 268 killed and 359 injured in a collision involving Awadh–Assam Express and Brahmaputra Mail at Gaisal in North Frontier Railway's Katihar division. Gaisal train disaster



  • On 22 June 2001, the Mangalore Mail commuter train heading for Chennai was crossing the Kadalundi River in the state of Kerala near Calicut on Bridge 924, when four carriages derailed and fell into the river.


  • On 9 September 2002, Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed at 2240 hrs near Rafiganj station between Gaya and Dehri-on-Sone stations, resulting in over 140 dead.
  • On 27 February 2002, Sabarmati Express was attacked by a mob at Godhra railway station in Gujarat. After some stone-pelting, four coaches of the train were set alight, trapping many people inside. 58 people were burnt to death, and 43 others were injured.[44]


  • On 15 May 2003, fire breaks out in Golden Temple Mail at 3.55 hrs between Ludhiana and Ladhowal stations, resulting in 36 deaths and 15 injuries.
  • On 22 June 2003, the train engine and first four coaches of Karwar–Mumbai central Holiday Special derailed and capsized at about 21.15 hrs.52 persons lost their lives and 26 others were injured.
  • On 2 July 2003, Golconda Express derailed at Warangal station at 10.25 hrs. 21 persons were dead and 24 injured.[45]


  • 16 June 2004 Matsyagandha express Mangalore to Mumbai derails when striking a huge boulder on Konkan railway line; 14 dead.
  • 14 December 2004 The Jammu Tawi Express coming from Jammu and the DMU Jalandhar-Amritsar passenger train coming from Jalandhar collided head-on at 11.45 am near Mansar village about 10 km from Mukerian town in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab. Due to the impact of the collision two coaches of the DMU passenger train and one coach of the Jammu Tawi Express derailed and overturned. Besides, the engines of both trains were reduced to rubble due to impact of the collision. The collision led to the death of 36 passengers and left 50 injured, few of them in a critical condition. Fortunately, the driver of the Jammu Tawi Express Harjinder, survived the accident. He received multiple fracture injuries in his legs. Trapped inside the mangles of the engine, he was pulled out by Army paramedical personnel. But the rest of the engine staff of both trains could not survive. The sources said the accident was allegedly caused due to a human error. Both trains received clearance tokens from Bangala and Mansar stations. But due to a fault in the telephone line the signalmen of both the sides failed to inform each other about the trains approaching from opposite directions. Generally both the trains crossed each other at Mirthal crossing, about 20 km from Pathankot. Though the DMU train was on schedule, the Tawi Jammu Express crossed the Mirthal crossing earlier.


  • 25 October 2005- Passengers of Island Express had a miraculous escape when few coaches of the train which left Bangalore city at around 9:30PM derailed near Kamasamudram in andhra Pradesh on the Bangalore-Jolarpettai section leading to a breach of a bridge over a canal owing to heavy rains-However the incident led to major trains on Bangalore-Chennai route being cancelled including the Mysore Shatabdi, Lalbagh Express and diversion of the Chennai-Bangalore Mail via Salem for a few days.
  • 29 October 2005 Repalle Secunderabad delta passenger derailed at Valigonda in Nalgonda district of Andhra pradesh. Some of the rakes fell in the Musi River killing at least 100 persons. This was due to severe rain.


  • 11 July 2006 – A series of bomb attacks strikes commuter trains in Mumbai, India, killing at least 200.[46]
  • 18 August 2006 two carriages catch fire on the Chennai–Hyderabad Express near Secundrabad station.
  • 23 October 2006 Four women were killed and about 38 injured when last 4 bogies of the Mysore- Bangalore Push-Pull (Passenger) derails(Including the ladies coach at the end) within minutes of leaving Mysore junction at Palahalli at around 6:20 a.m.
  • 20 November 2006 – A bomb explodes on a train near Belacoba station in West Bengal, India, killing 7 and injuring 53. See 2006 West Bengal train disaster.[47]
  • 1 December 2006 – Bihar, Bhágalpur in the Ganges a portion of the 150-year-old 'Ulta Pul' bridge being dismantled collapsed over a passing train of India's Eastern Railways, killing 35 and injuring 17.[48][49]


  • 12 June 2007 – One passenger was feared killed and several others were injured when the Nagercoil-Howrah Gurudev Express derailed near the Duvvada railway station[50]


  • In July, 2008 Gowthami Express supposedly got short-circuited and fire broke out during the midnight. Those wakened by the sounds escaped by pulling the emergency chain to slow down the train and 40 people lost their lives in this incident. It occurred while the train crossed Kesamudram station in Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh at around 1:07 am


  • 13 February 2009 – carriages of the Coromandel Express met with fire accident soon after the train left Jajpur Road station near the city of Jajpur in the state of Orissa.[51] Interestingly, the accident occurred on the day of Railway Budget presentation when Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav boasted about increased safety measures at Indian Railways, it was later discovered that the Railway Minister had his fingers crossed when he made that statement.
  • 29 April 2009- In a bizaare incident 7 people were killed an EMU of Southern railways running from Chennai Central rammed into a tanker on opposite side at Vyasarpadi Jeeva station-There was no scheduled EMU at 5AM towards Avadi as per SR release and train was believed to be run bu some unauthorized person and negligence on part of the motormen-the train rammed head on onto a tanker proceeding on the track towards Chennai beach and it isn't clear yet as to how a train moving towards Avadi entered into the fast track opposite side to ram into the freight
  • 21 October 2009 – 21 people died and several others injured when locomotive of Goa Express rammed the rearmost carriage of stationary Mewar Express near Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Initially the railways officials held the driver responsible for overlooking the signal but in the investigation it was proved that the signal was given green even though Mewar express was held up ahead due to chain pulling by passengers.[52]
  • 11 November 2009: 10 coaches of 6210 Mysore–Ajmer express derails 80 km before Pune; No casualties reported.



  • 2 January 2010 – Three accidents involving five trains took place in Uttar Pradesh due to dense fog conditions.[53][54][55][56]
  • 3 January 2010 – The Arunachal Pradesh Express derailed near Helem. All seven cars left the track. No injuries were reported.[58]
  • 8 May 2010 – The Visakhapatnam - Secunderabad/Hyderabad 2727 Godavari Express escaped from a mishap, as the engine loses the link between the coaches, the driver/Trainman informs the railway station about the detachment and joins the coaches once again, the train safely arrives at the secunderabad railway station on Saturday morning (8 May 2010)
  • 25 May 2010 – A Rajdhani Express train travelling from Delhi to Guwahati derailed in Naugachia, Bihar at IST 6:40 am (UTC+5:30).[59] All passengers survived and 11 sustained minor injuries.[60] The train derailed as the driver applied emergency brakes after listening to a loud explosion nearby. Currently, no Maoists link is being indicated. There were no casualties reported as the coaches did not fall off the tracks. All passengers were taken from the train. The injured were treated by the medical officials present on the spot. The derailment halted all railway traffic in the Delhi–Guwahati line. While five passenger trains, including the Tatanagar–Chapra Express, have been cancelled, at least three express trains have been diverted. These include the Awadh Assam Express, Mahananda Express and the Barmer–Guwahati Express.[61] A special 17-coach train was sent to take the 986 passengers on board the derailed train to their destinations.
  • 28 May 2010 – West Bengal, the Gyaneshwari Express train derailment, a suspected attack by Communist Party of India (Maoist) kills at least 170 people when the Mumbai-bound Howrah Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe Express is derailed by an explosion (or by a sabotage) between Khemashuli and Sardiha in West Midnapore district at 1:30 AM midnight, and then struck by a goods train.[62]
  • 4 June 2010 – Mini bus was hit by the Coimbatore–Mettupalayam special train at an unmanned level-crossing at Idigarai near Coimbatore on Friday. Five people were killed in the accident.[63]
  • 18 June 2010 – At least 27 persons were injured, two of them critically, when the 8084 Amaravati Express from Vasco-da Gama to Howrah derailed near Koppal (Karnataka) after ramming into a road-roller at an unmanned level crossing.[64]
  • 19 July 2010 – Sainthia train collision occurred at Sainthia railway station in Sainthia, when the Uttar Banga Express collided with the Vananchal Express. Casualties stand at 63 people dead[65] and more than 165 people injured.[66][67][68]
  • 17 August 2010 – Four people were killed in a train accident which occurred on Faizabad-Lucknow rail-section at Goryamau railway station of Barabanki district located between Rudauli and Rozagaon towns.[69]


  • 18 April 2011 – Three coaches of the Mumbai - Delhi Rajdhani Express caught fire near Ratlam district in Madhya Pradesh. The train, carrying nearly 900 passengers caught fire while running between Bikramgarh Alot and Phuria stations in Kota division. The coaches were removed from the train and the fire was put out quickly. No passenger was harmed.[70]
  • 16 May 2011 – Just after midnight 15 May, a truck on the road-rail bridge of Rajahmundry fell onto the railway lines. An incoming high speed goods train powered by a WAG 9 smashed into the truck destroying it and the railway tracks there. Due to it, several trains between Vijayawada Junction and Visakhapatnam Junction were delayed for more than 05:30 hours. Trains were held up at Nidadavole, Samalkot and Kaikaluru.[71]
  • 7 July 2011 – A Mathura - Chhapra Express train hit a bus carrying wedding guests around 2 a.m. at an unmanned level crossing in Thanagaon, Kanshiram Nagar district, Uttar Pradesh, killing 38 and injuring 30.[72]
  • 10 July 2011 – Kalka Mail derails near Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh killing 70 people and injuring more than 300.[73][74]
  • 10 July 2011 – Engine and 4 coaches of Guwahati - Puri Express derails between Rangiya and Ghagrapar, Nalbari district, Assam at 8:10 PM and capsized in a rivulet. Attributed to a terrorist attack with explosives by local militants. IED wires were found near the accident spot.[75]
  • 12 July 2011 - New Delhi - Rajendra Nagar Patna Rajdhani Express's coach caught fire near the outskirts of New Delhi. No casualties.
  • 22 July 2011 - Two wagons of a goods train carrying cement bags derailed near Rambagh railway station in the NER zone, in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad district, no casualties reported.[76]
  • 23 July 2011 - Less than 24 hours after eight wagons of a goods train exited tracks at almost the same place where the first incident took place.[77]
  • 31 July 2011 – The engine and some coaches of the Guwahati - Bangalore Kaziranga Express derail and are hit by another train in Malda district, West Bengal. At least three people killed and 200 injured.[78]
  • 2 September 2011 - Two bogies of a goods train were damaged and three others derailed after it was hit by a locomotive near the rail yard in Whitefield railway station in Bangalore on Friday.[79]
  • 13 September 2011 - A Chennai suburban MEMU train rammed into a stationary Arakonam-Katpadi Passenger train at around 9.30 PM, between Melpakkam and Chitheri stations in Vellore district. Ten people were killed and many injured. The passenger train was waiting for a proceed signal. In the impact eight coaches were derailed and 3 were completely damaged.[80]
  • 22 November 2011 - Howrah - Dehradun Doon Express train caught fire - 7 passengers died from burns. It was around 2.30am when coach number B1 of the Dehradun-bound train caught fire. Later, the fire spread to coach B2. Both coaches were badly burnt, but all the casualties were from B1.[81]


  • 11 January 2012 - Five persons were killed and nine others, including a child, injured in a collision between the Delhi-bound Brahmaputra Mail and a stationary goods train.[82]
  • 5 February 2012 - Nearly 1,000 passengers of a Gwalior-bound narrow-gauge train escaped unhurt when its engine derailed after hitting a tractor and the coaches got stuck over a canal bridge.[83]
  • 26 February 2012 - Three people died and one man was injured, when Trivandrum-Kozhikode Jan Satabdi Express ran into a crowd of people who were watching Uthralikkavu pooram sample fireworks standing on the railway track.[84]
  • 19 March 2012 - Seven persons were injured when the locomotive of 73261 Islampur-Patna MEMU passenger train dashed against a truck at a manned level crossing gate near Daniyawan on Fatuha-Islampur section under the Danapur division of East Central Railway (ECR).[85]
  • 20 March 2012 - 15 people were killed when a train collided with an overcrowded taxi minivan at an unmanned railroad crossing in northern Uttar Pradesh state, Mahamaya Nagar district, 296 kilometres from state capital Lucknow.[86]
  • 26 March 2012 - A loco pilot of a Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) train and a truck driver were killed when the speeding passenger train rammed into a boulder-ferrying truck at the Kannamangala gate on the outskirts of Bangalore.[87]
  • 6 May 2012 - Coaches of Mumbai Bound 12138 Firozpur Mumbai Punjab Mail Derailed in Haryana. Coaches from S5 to S11 and even general coaches had derailed. No deaths are reported.
  • 22 May 2012 - The Hubli-Bangalore, Hampi Express collided with a goods train near Penukonda in Andhra Pradesh early on Tuesday morning on its way from Hubli to Bangalore. 14 people were dead and 35 were injured in the collision. The accident happened at around 3:45 am on Tuesday.
  • 31 May 2012 - Howrah-Dehradun-Doon Express,derailed near Jaunpur(U.P.).At least 7 people killed and 15 sevearly injured.
  • 19 July 2012 - One person was killed, four were injured seriously, and nine sustained minor injuries in a collision between a local train and Vidarbha Express near Khardi station near Nashik on Mumbai-Kasara route.
  • 30 July 2012 - One of the coaches of the Chennai-bound Tamil Nadu Express (New Delhi - Chennai) caught fire early on 30 July morning, near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. 47 people have died and 25 others have been injured.[88]
  • 16 October 2012 - A bogie of the Solapur-bound passenger train from Hyderabad caught fire during its halt at the station in Gulbarga. There were over 15 passengers in the bogie of the Falaknuma Passenger after it arrived at the station at 12:30 PM and caught fire, but six jumped to safety. Some of the passengers were headed for Tuljapur in Maharashtra to attend the Bhavani festival which takes place during Navaratri. Immolation by couple led to fire in train at Gulbarga station, says Railway police[89]
  • 30 Nov 2012 - At least two AC coaches of GT Express caught fire near Gwalior on Friday, claiming several lives [90]
  • 19 December 2012-Indore Yeshwantpur Exp Met an Accident at Medak District near Sankhapur. Accident occurred by hitting a lorry to 300mts. Many were injured.
  • 20 December 2012 - The Loco of Pune Ernakulam Superfast Express slipped from tracks at Lanja village near Nivsar. No one was Injured.


  • 10 April 2013 - Seven compartments of the 15228 Muzaffarpur-Yeshvantpur Weekly Express derailed near Arakkonam, 40 km from Chennai killing one passenger and leaving another seriously injured.[91]
  • 19 August 2013 - Dhamara Ghat train accident, at least 35 people died when 12567 Saharsa-Patna Rajya Rani SF Express ran over people at the Dhamara station near Saharsa in Bihar [92]
  • 2 November 2013 - 10 people were run over by 13352 Alapuzha-Dhanbad express, near Gotlam in Vizianagaram district on Saturday evening at around 6:30PM. It started after passengers of the 57271 Vijayawada-Rayagada passenger pulled the chain at the railway yard at Gotlam railway station when they heard a rumour that a compartment of the train was on fire. They then alighted the train and jumped onto the tracks at around 6:50pm. It was dark and the passengers didn't see the express train coming on the adjacent rack. The express train ran over them, killing 10 people, and injuring at least 20.[93]
  • 13 November 2013 - A herd of 40 elephants was struck by a passenger train in Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • 15 November 2013 - 13 Coaches of Ernakulam Bound 12618 Down Nizamuddin Ernakulam Mangala Lakshadweep Superfast Express were derailed near Ghoti village, at 6.25 am at km 145/15 about 30 km from Nashik district. 3 to 4 people died and dozens injured. Out of thirteen coaches,most affected coaches were S11,B1,B2,B3,A1 and Pantry Car. The cause is stated to be possibility of Rail fracture. Injured were shifted to various hospitals in Nashik.[94]
  • 28 December 2013 - An AC coach of the 16594 Bangalore City-Hazur Sahib Nanded express caught fire near Kothacheruvu in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh resulting in the death of at least 26 people and injuring 12 others. The incident took place early in the morning around 3:15 am. 54 passengers are expected to be on board in the B1 compartment of the train which was completely gutted in the fire.


  • A number of minor mishaps took place in the Mumbai Suburban section of Indian Railways in March and early April.
  • 20 March 2014 An 18-year-old student was killed while nine persons, including two women and a railway guard, were injured when six coaches of a local train derailed after getting uncoupled from the rest of the train at Titwala, 61 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
  • 18 April 2014 - 11068 Faizabad Junction-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express derailed near Asangaon in the evening, holding up services on the Central Railway. The engine and one coach of the Faizabad-LTT Express derailed around 8pm. The CR spokesperson said, "There were no injuries and cause of derailment was not known."
  • 4 May 2014 - 50105 Diva Junction-Sawantvadi Passenger train derailed between Nagothane and Roha stations at 9-30 AM. About 20 are dead while about 100 are injured. Several other trains were delayed, cancelled or diverted in the Konkan Railways.[95]
  • 26 May 2014 - 12556 Gorakhpur bound Gorakhdham Express rammed into an stationary goods train near Khalilabad station in Sant Kabir Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh killing at least 25 and injuring over 50.[96]
  • 25 June 2014 - 12236- Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express Derailed near Bihar's Chapra town, Four Killed and Eight injured.[97]
  • 23 July 2014 - A school bus was hit by Nanded Passenger train at an unmanned railway level crossing in Masaipet village of Medak district. The bus was dragged by the train for about 200 meters. 16 students aboard the bus, the bus driver and his help died in the accident.
  • 14 December 2014 - 12381 UP Howrah - New Delhi Poorva Express derailed at 8.27 am after leaving Howrah at 8.15 am. 11 sleeper coaches and a pantry car (AC Hot Buffer Car) of the New Delhi-bound Poorva Express derailed at Liluah shortly after leaving Howrah station. There was no casualty or injury to any passenger, railway officials said.




See also[edit]



  1. ^ Disaster to Indian mail train, The Glasgow Herald (6 November 1891)
  2. ^ A big smash, The Straits Times (4 November 1907)
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