Information about such deadly rail accidents in the past in India
BALASORE, Jun. 3, 3023 (TBINN)
The train crash in Odisha on Friday, involving Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express and a goods train in which at least 288 people have been killed and more than 900 injured, is one of the deadliest such accidents since Independence, data shows.
Here is a look at other such deadliest train crashes:
* June 6, 1981: India recorded its worst train accident that occurred in Bihar. A train fell into the Bagmati River while crossing a bridge, killing more than 750 people.
* August 20, 1995: Purushottam Express collided with the stationary Kalindi Express near Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh. The official death toll was around 305.
* August 2, 1999: The Gaisal Train disaster occurred when Brahmaputra Mail crashed into the stationary Avadh Assam Express at Gaisal Station in North Frontier Railway’s Katihar Division, killing more than 285 people and injuring over 300. Many of the victims were Army, B.S.F. or C.R.P.F. personnel.