List of Major Indian Railways Accidents in past

Indian Railways and Accidents are made for each other. For past 65 years more than 30 major Rail Accidents have taken place. Below we present a look at some of the major Rail Accidents in India past 10 Years.

Following is a chronology of major rail accidents since 2000:

Dec 3, 2000: Forty-six killed and over 130 injured when the Howrah-Amritsar Mail rams into a derailed goods train between Sarai Banjara and Sadhugarh in Punjab.

June 22, 2001: Forty people killed when the Mangalore-Chennai Mail tumbles into the Kadalundi river near Kozhikode in Kerala.

May 12, 2002: Twelve killed when the New Delhi-Patna Shramjeevi Express derails while passing over a bridge in Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh.

June 4, 2002: Thirty-four killed when the Kasgunj Express crashes into a bus at a rail crossing.

Sep 10, 2002: 120 people killed when the Kolkata-New Delhi Rajdhani Express derails over a bridge in Bihar.

Jan 3, 2003: Eighteen killed as three coaches of an express train derail in south-central Maharashtra.

May 15, 2003: A burst stove causes a devastating fire that sweeps through a speeding passenger train in Punjab, killing 40 people and injuring more than 50.

June 22, 2003: In the first major accident on the Konkan Railway, 53 people, including three children, are killed and 25 injured when the engine and three coaches of the Karwar-Mumbai Central Holiday Special train derail after crossing Vaibhavwadi station in Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra.

July 2, 2003: At least 22 passengers and motorists killed in a bizarre but ghastly accident in Andhra Pradesh, when the engine and two coaches of a train fall off a bridge crushing vehicles passing underneath.

June 16, 2004: Mumbai-bound Matsyagandha Express goes off the tracks while crossing a bridge in Maharashtra’s Raigarh district, nearly 150 km from Mumbai, killing 20 people and injuring over 60.

May 28, 2010: The 13-coach Gyaneshwari Express train derails after track-sabotage and its derailed coaches are hit by an oncoming goods train. 148 people die in the accident.

July 19, 2010: The speeding Sealdah-bound Uttarbanga Express rams into the Vananchal Express at Sainthia station in West Bengal’s Birbhum district killing at least 60 people.

May 22, 2011: At least 16 people killed when the vehicle in which they were travelling is hit by a train at an unmanned railway crossing in Bihar’s Madhubani district.

July 7, 2011: At least 31 people killed and 17 injured when a train hits a bus carrying 80 passengers at an unmanned crossing.

Nov 22, 2011: Seven people burnt to death when the Howrah-Dehradun express train catches fire in Giridih in Jharkhand.

Jan 11, 2012: Five people killed in a collision between the Delhi-bound Brahmaputra Mail and a stationary goods train.

May 22, 2012: At least 25 people killed when the Banglore-bound Hampi Express collides with a stationary goods train in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district.

May 31, 2012: At least 7 people killed after the Howrah-Dehradun Doon Express derails near Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh.

11 February 1981 – Three trains on same track 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.

17 July 1981 – A freight train slams into the back of a Narmada Express train in Madhya Pradesh, India, near Bhanwartonk Station killing 700 people and injuring 43.

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.
23 February 1985 – Rajnandgaon train fire, Madhya Pradesh, India: Over 50 people were killed when an express train caught fire.
13 June 1985 – Agra rail disaster, Agra, India: 38 people were killed in a collision.
10 March 1986 – Khagaria rail disaster, over 50 people are killed in a collision in Bihar.
8 July 1987 – Machieral rail disaster, 53 people killed in the derailment of a train in Andhra Pradesh.
8 July 1988 – Ashtamudi Lake rail disaster, passenger train falls in the lake after derailing, 107 people drowned. The train was Island Express.

18 April 1989 – Lalitpur rail disaster, near Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh, India: 75 killed when train derails.
1 November 1989 – Sakaldiha, Uttar Pradesh: Udyan Abha Toofan Express derailed; 48 people died.

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 train accident 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.

October 31, 1991: Thirty killed as Karnataka Express derails near Makalidurga ghats in Karnataka,about 60 km from Bangalore on a rainy evening.

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

16 July 1993: Sixty killed in an accident in Darbhanga district of Bihar.
Sept 21, 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 Oct 1994: Twenty-seven killed as 8001 DN Mumbai–Hawrah mail caught fire on its S5 Sleeper class coach between Lotapahar and Chakradharpur stations (SE Railway) at 02.51 AM.

14 May 1995: Fifty-two people killed as Madras–Kanyakumari Express collides with a goods train near Salem.
1 June 1995: Seventy-three killed in two accidents in West Bengal and Orissa.
20 Augus1995: Firozabad rail disaster, 358 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.
Dec 30, 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.
Sept 14, 1997: Eight-one killed as five bogies of the Ahmedabad–Howrah Express plunge into a river in Bilaspur district of Madhya Pradesh.

4 April 1998: Fatuha Train Crash Eleven people 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 Parali Vaijanath railway station in Maharashtra as 15 wagons of a goods train Ram into the Manmad–Kachiguda Express.
Aug 13, 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.
Sept 24, 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.
Nov 26, 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 Cental Railway.
Aug 2, 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