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12 Apr 2010 10:21


World: Landslide blamed for Italian train derailment that killed 11

That gnarled mess that this firefighter is standing next to used to be a train. The deadly accident in the northern city of Castelbello also injured at least 20. source

28 Nov 2009 12:05


World: Russia’s high-speed Nevsky Express hit by a terrorist blast before

  • A similar blast in 2007 injured 60. As Russian authorities center in on the probable cause of the train derailment that’s killed at least 26, it’s worth noting that there has been a history of this on the Nevsky Express. In the latest incident, survivors claim they heard a blast before the train derailed. This line is an important one for Russia – 27,000 people are facing delays aboard 60 trains as a result of the crash. source

27 Nov 2009 21:00


World: That Russian train derailment: Possible act of terrorism. Yikes.

  • A one meter-diameter hole has been found next to the railway track. Witnesses heard a loud slap before the accident. All of this could point to a possible act of terrorism.
  • A quote from an unnamed Moscow law enforcement source • Describing what might have happened in the attack. There’s a crater. Also, the death toll has gone way up since we last reported about this. It’s now at 22+ dead, 55+ injured. source

27 Nov 2009 16:56


World: A train traveling between Russia’s two biggest cities derails

  • 10+ people died in the express train derailment on Friday evening
  • 130+ were injured by the train, which travels between Moscow and St. Petersberg source

20 Jun 2009 11:07


U.S.: In Rockford, Ill., a train derailed, causing tons of destruction

One died and nine were injured in the derailment, a scary chain of events which forced the evacuation of 600 homes. source