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Major train accidents in India

By Mamatha

New Delhi: In India trains are regarded as the cheapest means of transportation. Even today millions of people prefer to travel in train rather than any other transportation.

But from the past few years train accidents are so common on India's rail network, one of the world's largest, that people are forced to think twice before traveling in Indian Railways.

Thousands of people are killed and many get injured, during unfortunate railroad accident and train accident in India.

Following are the some of the major train accidents in India:

Jul 19, 2010: Uttar Banga Express roared and crashed into a rear of the Ranchi-bound Vananchal Express killing more than 63 people.

May 28, 2010: Jyaneshwari Express derailed by Naxals killing at least 148 people.

May 25, 2010: A passenger train derails at Naugachia, injuring eleven people.

Oct 21, 2009: 22 people were killed and 26 injured when the Goa Express rammed the Mewar Express at Banjana on the Mathura-Vrindavan section of the Northern Railway in Uttar Pradesh.

Aug 1, 2008: A Secunderabad-Kakinada nightly Gautami Express with 360 passengers catches fire at Tallapusalapalli-Mehboobabad, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, killing at least 32 passengers.

Aug 7, 2007: 32 passengers are injured when the Jodhpur-Howrah Express derails near Juhi Bridge, Kanpur, India.

Dec 1, 2006: A portion of 150-year-old bridge being dismantled collapsed over a passing train in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, killing 35 and injuring 17.

Feb 3, 2005: Nagpur level crossing disaster, a tractor-trailer carrying a wedding party was hit by a train. 55 wedding guests die.

Feb 27, 2004: 30 people killed when Guwahati-bound Kanchenjunga Express rammed into a truck at an unmanned level-crossing in West Bengal's Dinajpur district.

Jun 22, 2003: 53 were killed and 25 injured when Karwar-Mumbai Central Holiday Special train derailed after crossing Vaibhavwadi Station in Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra.

Sep 9, 2002: Nearly 100 passengers were killed and 150 hurt when a bogie of Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani Express plunged into Dhave river in Bihar's Aurangabad district.

Jun 22, 2001: 40 people killed when the Mangalore-Chennai Mail fell into Kadalundi river near Kozhikode in Kerala.

Dec 3, 2000: 46 killed and over 130 injured as the Howrah-Amritsar Mail rams into a derailed goods train between Sarai Banjara and Sadhugarh in Punjab.

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