Rail accidents

December 04, 2018 - 7:37 pm
RED BANKS, Miss. (AP) — A freight train smashed into a van at a railroad crossing in northwest Mississippi on Tuesday, leaving two people dead and three others critically injured. BNSF Railway spokesman Joe Faust said his company's train hit the van in Red Banks, about 40 miles (65 kilometers)...
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Members of Communist-affiliated PAME labor union Protesters take part in a rally during a 24-hour strike in Athens, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Unions want the left-led government to ditch key elements of the austerity packages that were imposed in waves since 2010 to balance the country's public finances, under pressure from international bailout creditors. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 28, 2018 - 4:49 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Train and island ferry services in Greece were suspended Wednesday and most Athens public transport was idle as the country's biggest labor union held a strike against persisting austerity measures. The transport shutdown prompted Athenians to drive to work, causing major...
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A passenger train after a collision with a landslide, near Vacarisses, some 45 kilometers northwest of Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday Nov. 20, 2018. One person died and dozens were injured Tuesday after a landslide derailed a commuter train traveling toward Barcelona, Spanish authorities said. (Anti-radar Catalunya via AP)
November 20, 2018 - 3:51 am
VACARISSES, Spain (AP) — A commuter train traveling toward Barcelona was derailed by a landslide on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring dozens, Spanish authorities said. The regional civil protection agency said that two train cars of a convoy of six came off the tracks at 6.15 a.m. local (...
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A cloud of red ash hovers over a highway close to the Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, in El Rodeo, Guatemala, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. About 4,000 residents fled the volcano Monday as red-hot rock and ash spewed into the sky and cascaded down the slopes toward an area devastated by a deadly eruption earlier this year. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
November 19, 2018 - 7:37 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — About 4,000 residents fled Guatemala's Volcano of Fire Monday as red-hot rock and ash spewed into the sky and cascaded down the slopes toward an area devastated by a deadly eruption earlier this year. Guatemala's volcanology unit said that explosions from the 12,300-foot (3,...
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In this video grab provided by the Ministry of Emergency Situations press service on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2028, an Emergency Situations Ministry employee works at the place after a section of a bridge collapse near Tuapse, Krasnodar region, south Russia. The Russian Investigative Committee said in a statement on Friday that at least six people died in Russia's Krasnodar region when torrential rains and flash floods hit the area on Wednesday. (Russia Emergency Situations Ministry press service via AP)
October 26, 2018 - 7:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — At least six people died as flash floods hit southern Russia, paralyzing road and train traffic across the Black Sea region and forcing hundreds to evacuate their homes, rescue officials said Friday. The region, which hosted many events for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, saw a huge...
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A man searches a derailed train Tuesday Oct.16, 2018 near Sidi Bouknadel, Morocco. A shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital Rabat to a town further north on the Atlantic coast derailed Tuesday, killing several people and injuring dozens, Moroccan authorities and the state news agency said. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
October 23, 2018 - 9:28 am
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's Royal Prosecutor says excessive speed caused the fatal derailment of a passenger train and the driver has been arrested. Eight people died and more than 80 were injured when the shuttle between Rabat and a coastal town to the north went off the tracks a week ago. The...
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October 19, 2018 - 10:03 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A Congress party leader says at least 50 people are dead after they were run over by a train in northern India. Pratap Singh Bajwa says the victims were watching fireworks during a religious festival on Friday. They crowded the rail track on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in...
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October 19, 2018 - 10:00 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A Congress party leader says at least 50 people are dead after they were run over by a train in northern India. Pratap Singh Bajwa says the victims were watching fireworks during a religious festival on Friday. They crowded the rail track on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in...
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October 09, 2018 - 3:35 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities say a cargo train slammed into a car as it drove over a railway line, killing four people in the car. Timisoara county police said the car was hit by the train Tuesday morning as it crossed the track near the southwestern town of Lugoj. Three women and...
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A man paddles a kayak in a flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, in Fayetteville, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 17, 2018 - 7:03 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says the city of New Bern is a strong and resilient community and will make it through the devastating flooding that damaged riverfront buildings and mangled homes and...
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