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7 Passengers on Derailed Train Sue Amtrak, BNSF Railway

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An Illinois law firm filed lawsuits Monday against Amtrak and BNSF Railway on behalf of seven passengers who were on an Amtrak train when it derailed in north-central Montana late last month, killing three and injuring …

Official: Death Toll Rises to 65 in Pakistan Train Collision

GHOTKI, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from a horrific collision of two trains in southern Pakistan rose to 65 on Tuesday after rescuers pulled 15 more bodies from crumpled cars a day after the crash, government officials said. The …

Train Barrels Into Another in Pakistan, Killing at Least 45

GHOTKI, Pakistan (AP) — An express train barreled into another that had derailed in Pakistan before dawn Monday, killing at least 45 people, authorities said. More than 100 were injured, and rescuers and villagers worked throughout the day to search …

Taiwan Rescuers Work to Bring Out Last Body From Wrecked Train

TAIPEI — Taiwanese rescuers were trying on Monday to retrieve the last body of a passenger from wreckage of a deadly train crash last week, as the government said five of the eight carriages had now been removed. Fifty people …

Truck Owner Apologizes After Taiwan Railway Crash Kills 48

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The owner of a construction truck that caused Taiwan’s worst rail accident in decades, killing 48 people, apologized in tears while being led away from his home by police on Sunday. The unmanned truck’s emergency brake …

Haz-Mat Teams Responds to Train that Derails in SoCal Desert, Leaking Alcohol

LUDLOW, Calif. (AP) — A freight train derailed in the Southern California desert on Wednesday, sending more than 40 rail cars crashing into the sand, authorities said. Nobody was hurt and there was no fire when the BNSF Railway train …

Excessive Speed Caused Canada Train Derailment

Investigators say a Canadian Via Rail passenger train was going four times the normal speed when it derailed west of Toronto, killing three railroad employees and injuring 45 passengers. The Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that the train was traveling …

Nearly 50 Injured in German Train Crash

Police say nearly 50 people were injured when a regional train hit a car in eastern Germany. Federal police spokesman Torsten Henkel said the train crashed into the car that was hit by another vehicle and pushed onto the tracks …