Rail accidents

Damaged compartments of a cargo train near the Storebaelt bridge, near Nyborg in Denmark, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Danish police say several people have been killed in a train accident on a bridge linking the central islands of Zealand and Funen. Police did not provide further details about those killed or the number of people injured in Wednesday's incident, which took place about 8 a.m. local time. Danish media reported that a tarpaulin on a freight train hit a passenger train going in the opposite direction, prompting it to brake suddenly. (Michael Bager/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
January 02, 2019 - 6:35 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the train accident in Denmark (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Danish police is suggesting that one possible cause of the train accident that killed six and injured 16 others was that cargo from a passing freight train fell off and hit a passenger train. Police...
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December 21, 2018 - 5:40 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A train slammed into a bus carrying mostly high school students on Friday in southern Serbia, killing five people and injuring at least 26, authorities said. The collision took place around 0630GMT (1:30 a.m. EST) Friday near the city of Nis, police said. Initially, police...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo, a derailed oil tanker train cars burn near Mount Carbon, W.Va. The Trump administration vastly understated the potential benefits of installing more advanced brakes on trains that haul explosive fuels when it cancelled a requirement for railroads to begin using the equipment. A government analysis used by the administration to justify the cancellation omitted up to $117 million in potential reduced damages from using electronic brakes. Department of Transportation officials acknowledged the error after it was discovered by The Associated Press during a review of federal documents but said it would not have changed their decision. (Marcus Constantino/The Daily Mail via AP, File)
December 20, 2018 - 11:04 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration miscalculated potential damages from train derailments when it canceled an Obama-era rule requiring the installation of more advanced brakes by railroads hauling explosive fuels, The Associated Press has found. A government analysis used by the...
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Police officers work the scene where two officers were killed after they were struck by a South Shore train near 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Chicago. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi posted on Twitter that the "devastating tragedy" occurred when the officers were investigating a shots-fired call. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)
December 18, 2018 - 12:29 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago police officers may not have seen or heard the commuter train that fatally struck them because they were focused on another train coming from the opposite direction, a department spokesman said Tuesday. Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said "very limited" video from a body...
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December 16, 2018 - 3:03 pm
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say two brothers are dead after they were struck by a freight train in central Georgia. The Telegraph of Macon reports the men died Saturday afternoon. Bibb County sheriff's Sgt. Linda Howard said they were apparently walking along the tracks when a Norfolk Southern...
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Members of rescue services work at the scene of a train accident in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing more than 5 people and injuring more than 40 others, officials and news reports said. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
December 13, 2018 - 6:21 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the train crash in Ankara (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have detained three state railway agency employees suspected of negligence over a deadly train crash in the capital Ankara. Anadolu Agency says the three were...
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Members of rescue services work at the scene of a train accident in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing more than 5 people and injuring more than 40 others, officials and news reports said. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
December 13, 2018 - 5:08 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 47 others, officials said. The 6:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) train from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya...
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December 04, 2018 - 8:37 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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November 28, 2018 - 10:55 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Four migrants killed by a train in northern Greece may have been sleeping on the tracks when they were hit, authorities said Wednesday. The victims were two men and two women aged 30-35, coroner Nikos Kifnidis told The Associated Press. He said they were lying down when...
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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 - 5:49 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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