Rail Crash

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DateCountryDetail
28/12/1879
United Kingdom The Tay Bridge, near Dundee, collapses in gales causing a passenger train to plunge into the waters of the Silvery Tay killing 75.
08/10/1952
United Kingdom A rail crash involving three trains at Harrow leaves 112 dead and 200 injured.
23/01/1955
United Kingdom Fourteen people die and dozens are injured when an express train travelling from York to Bristol derails at Sutton Coldfield station.
29/09/1957
Pakistan A passenger train collides with an oil tanker train in Gambar province, Pakistan, killing 300 people.
05/11/1967
United Kingdom A rail crash at Hither Green in south London kills 40 and injures more than 80 when a train derails.
06/10/1972
Mexico A passenger train carrying religous pilgrims derails near Saltillo, Mexico killing more than 200 and injuring many more.
28/02/1975
United Kingdom A London Underground train crashes at Moorgate, killing the driver and at least 29 passengers.
13/01/1985
Ethiopia In the third worst rail disaster ever, 390 were killed and 370 injured when an Ethiopian train to Addis Ababa falls into a ravine
19/09/1986
United Kingdom Two passenger trains collide in Staffordshire, killing 2 people and injuring over 100.
12/12/1988
United Kingdom 35 are killed and 100s injured when three trains collide in Clapham during the morning rush hour.
04/03/1989
United Kingdom Six people die and 80 are injured, some of them seriously, in a rail crash at Purley in Surrey.
08/01/1991
United Kingdom One person dies and hundreds are injured when a commuter train from Kent crashes into buffers at Cannon Street station in London.
20/08/1995
India 350 are killed when two trains heading for Delhi collide at Firozobad.
19/09/1997
United Kingdom A Rail Crash at Southall involving a passenger train and a freight train kills 6 people and injures 150.
05/10/1999
United Kingdom A Rail Crash between two trains near Paddington kills 8 people and injures more than 160.
17/10/2000
United Kingdom A train derailment at Hatfield kills 4 people.
28/02/2001
United Kingdom Up to 13 are killed and more than 70 injured when a high speed train is hit by a car which careered off the motorway.
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