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Sealdah-Ajmer Express Derailment: Worst Train Accidents in India

First published: December 28, 2016, 9:48 AM IST | Updated: 14 mins ago

Sealdah-Ajmer train derails near Kanpur. (Image: Network18)

Raising questions over railway safety in the country, India woke up to another derailment incident on Wednesday as New Delhi-bound Sealdah-Ajmer Express train derailed in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh.

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The second rail tragedy, witnessed in Uttar Pradesh in just two months, has left two passengers dead and over 24 injured.

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Here is a look at some of the worst train accidents in India:

– 20 November 2016: The Indore-Patna Express train got derailed near Kanpur. The accident claimed 100 lives and left numerous injured.
– 28 May 2010: Gyaneshwari Express train derailment incident left 170 dead in the West Midnapore district of West Bengal.
– 9 September 2002: Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express plunged into the Dhawa river which killed over 120 persons.
– 26 November 1998: One of the worst train disasters in Punjab killed 212 persons and left over 250 injured.
– 2 August 1999: Collision of Awadh–Assam Express and Brahmaputra Mail near remote station of Gaisal near Guwahati in Assam killed 268 people.
– 20 August 1995: Firozabad rail disaster occurred after Kalindi Express train hit a cow in Uttar Pradesh. The accident killed 358 people.