Rail accidents

October 19, 2018 - 11:03 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 07, 2018 - 12:27 pm
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) — A man has been struck and killed by a train in North Carolina. WRAL reported that the incident occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday in Southern Pines, which is an hour south of Raleigh. The man who died has been identified as 23-year-old Dylan Patrick Gesme of...
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Catalan regional President Quim Torra, centre, applauds in front of a large Catalonia independence flag during a rally in Sant Julia de Ramis, Spain, Monday Oct. 1, 2018. Sant Julia de Ramis is the northern town where anti-riot police used force one year ago to enter a school-turned-polling station, injuring hundreds on the morning of Oct. 1, 2017 as a banned referendum crushed by police failed to deliver an independent state.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
October 01, 2018 - 6:37 am
SANT JULIA DE RAMIS, Spain (AP) — Pro-secession activists in Catalonia blocked major highways, train lines and avenues across the northeastern region Monday on the anniversary of a banned referendum that was crushed by police and failed to deliver independence from Spain. Student strikes, emotional...
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October 01, 2018 - 5:42 am
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train. Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken tells news outlets that 43-year-old Lynn Little died after the collision late Friday night. Florence police are investigating, but no further information...
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September 28, 2018 - 12:49 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The woman who saved her mother after she was pushed in front of a train in Atlanta last month is back home in Milwaukee after five surgeries. Twenty-eight-year-old Katie Wenszell was struck by the MARTA train after jumping off the platform to rescue her mother. Transit police say 28-...
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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 - 8:03 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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Homes along the New River are flooded as a result of high tides and rain from hurricane Florence which moved through the area in Jacksonville, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 17, 2018 - 6:40 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 6:20 a.m. A train has derailed in North Carolina, but it's not clear whether it was storm-related. WBTV reports that the CSX train derailed Sunday evening in Anson County, east of the state's largest city of...
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August 23, 2018 - 6:57 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta transit police are releasing more details about a man accused of pushing a mother into the path of a commuter train. They say that earlier the same day, he had struck another woman in the head at the same station. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution cites a Wednesday tweet from...
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August 20, 2018 - 1:48 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Horrified subway riders rushed to save a woman pushed in front of a commuter train in Atlanta, and the woman's daughter was struck by the train while trying to help, witnesses said. A 28-year-old suspect was in custody after Sunday afternoon's chaos at the city's Midtown Station, the...
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August 20, 2018 - 9:06 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a woman was pushed off a commuter train platform in Atlanta and seriously injured on impact with the oncoming train. Witnesses say horrified subway riders rushed to save her, including another woman who also was injured. Police arrested a 28-year-old man suspected of...
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