Rail accidents

This image released by Netflix shows Sandra Bullock in a scene from the film, "Bird Box." Netflix’s post-apocalyptic survival film is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it. The footage concerns a 2013 tragedy in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic when an unattended train carrying crude oil rolled down an incline, came off the tracks and exploded into a massive ball of fire, killing 47 people. (Saeed Adyani/Netflix via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 9:11 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's Parliament has passed a motion saying Netflix should compensate the people of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, for using footage of the 2013 rail disaster in the post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box." The footage involved the disaster created when an unattended train...
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FILE- In this March 26, 2018, file photo, a Norfolk Southern freight train rolls through downtown Pittsburgh. Norfolk Southern Corp. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 24, 2019 - 1:39 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy appears strong to the major freight railroads that haul the products and raw materials companies rely on, but the lingering trade disputes could derail business if they continue. Union Pacific and CSX railroads both sounded optimistic about the economy when they...
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January 12, 2019 - 1:39 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish media says two people were injured after a train hit a construction vehicle on an Istanbul suburban route. The official Anadolu news agency said the crash on Saturday happened on a test run on the route near Istanbul's international airport. The train crashed into a vehicle...
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Train carriages are damaged after a train collision at the Mountainview station in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Authorities say that the accident in the capital has killed three people and injured more than 200. (AP Photo)
January 08, 2019 - 8:35 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in South Africa say a train collision in the capital has killed three people and injured more than 200. Netcare911, an emergency responders' group, says many injuries are "minor to moderate" but that one person in critical condition was airlifted to a hospital after...
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The train involved in the Wednesday morning accident is covered in Nyborg, Denmark, Thursday Jan. 3, 2019. Two more bodies have been found in the wreckage of a train crash on a Danish bridge, raising the death toll to eight in Denmark's deadliest train accident in 30 years, police said Thursday. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
January 08, 2019 - 7:48 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has banned truck trailers on trains following a deadly accident last week in which a high-speed passenger train struck cargo that had fallen off a freight train coming from the opposite direction. The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority also said...
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January 06, 2019 - 8:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a 71-year-old man and his 67-year-old wife were killed by a train late Saturday after trying to take a shortcut across the tracks. Police in the southwestern city of Reutlingen said Sunday that the couple had disembarked from a regional train at a suburban stop and...
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A body is removed at the train station, after a murder inquiry was launched following the stabbing of a man on board a train, in Horsley, Surrey, England, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. British police are searching for a suspect after the fatal stabbing of a man on a suburban London train. British Transport Police said a man was killed Friday on board a train traveling from the town of Guildford to London Waterloo. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
January 05, 2019 - 4:03 am
LONDON (AP) — British police have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man in front of his 14-year-old son on a suburban London train. The 51-year-old man was killed Friday afternoon onboard a train traveling from the town of Guildford to London Waterloo station. Chief Inspector Sam...
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The train involved in the Wednesday morning accident is covered in Nyborg, Denmark, Thursday Jan. 3, 2019. Two more bodies have been found in the wreckage of a train crash on a Danish bridge, raising the death toll to eight in Denmark's deadliest train accident in 30 years, police said Thursday. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
January 04, 2019 - 2:43 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark say all eight victims of a train crash in the central part of the Scandinavian country have now been identified, adding that all are Danish citizens. Police say the victims —five women and three men who all were passengers — were between 27 and 60 but...
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In this photo made available by Serbian police, Police officers attend the scene of a bus and train crash near the city of Nis, Serbia, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. A train has slammed into a bus in southern Serbia killing three people and injuring 22. (Serbian police via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 6:27 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Authorities in Serbia have arrested the driver of the bus that was hit by a train last month as the number of dead in the crash has risen to seven. Serbia's state TV said Thursday that prosecutors have ordered a 30-day detention for the driver as soon as he is well enough to...
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Rescue workers at the site of a train accident on Great Belt Bridge in Nyborg, in Denmark, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. At least six people were killed and 16 others injured early Wednesday when a Danish passenger train apparently hit falling cargo from a passing freight train as it crossed a bridge linking central Denmark's islands. Police spokesman Lars Braemhoej said that while "we do not know precisely what caused the accident," one possible cause was that cargo from a passing freight train fell off and hit the passenger train. He added there was "considerable damage" on the passenger train. (Tim Kildeborg Jensen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 3:10 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two more bodies have been found in the wreckage of a train crash on a Danish bridge, raising the death toll to eight in Denmark's deadliest train accident in 30 years, police said Thursday. Police say three women and five men were killed in the Wednesday morning accident...
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