Driver dies as Dutch train slams into crane, derails

Feb 24, 2016

Driver dies as Dutch train slams into crane, derails

A passenger train derailed in the Netherlands on Tuesday after colliding with a hydraulic crane, leaving the train driver dead and six people injured, local police and officials said. The accident happened around 8:50 a.m. (0750 GMT) close to the northeastern town of Dalfsen, ...

Dec 21, 2015

Spain fairground train flips, injuring 10

Spain’s emergency service says six adults and four children were injured when a small, fairground train overturned in a southwestern town. The accident took place late Saturday in Arroyo de San Servan, and although four of the injured, including two children, were allowed to ...

May 21, 2015

Feds investigating if Amtrak engineer was using phone at time of fatal crash

Investigators are combing through phone records, locomotive data, radio transmissions and surveillance video to determine if the engineer in last week’s deadly Amtrak derailment was using his cellphone while at the controls, federal authorities said Wednesday. Union officials offered new details on how the ...

Nepalese man honored for saving woman

May 23, 2014

Nepalese man honored for saving woman

Tokyo police on Friday presented a letter of appreciation to a 21-year-old Nepalese man for rescuing a woman who had fallen onto the tracks at JR Yotsuya Station on May 11. Anuj Raj Karki, a part-time worker and Tokyo resident, was honored for the ...

Two killed as boulder derails popular train in French Alps

Feb 10, 2014

Two killed as boulder derails popular train in French Alps

Two women were killed when a massive falling boulder hit a passing train in the French Alps on Saturday, leaving one of its carriages dangling precariously off a steep, snow-covered embankment. Eight people were injured in the accident, which took place as the train ...

May 20, 2013

Probe opened into U.S. train crash

Officials opened an investigation Saturday into a rush-hour collision between two commuter trains that injured more than 70 passengers and severed a key rail link. Train service in the busy Northeast corridor from New York City to New Haven, Connecticut, used by tens of ...