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Nagpur Level Crossing Disaster
The Nagpur
Nagpur
level crossing disaster was an accident that occurred on 3 February 2005, when a crowded trailer being towed by a tractor was hit by a train near the village of Kanan, 20 km from Nagpur
Nagpur
in Maharashtra, India, causing 58 fatalities.[1][2]Contents1 Overview 2 Aftermath 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksOverview[edit] The accident happened on an isolated, unmanned level crossing, when a wedding party of 70 people was being transported to the ceremony on a trailer being towed by a tractor.[3] The crossing had no attendant or barriers
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Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Maharashtra
(/mɑːhəˈrɑːʃtrə/; Marathi: [məharaːʂʈrə] ( listen), abbr. MH) is a state in the western region of India
India
and is India's second-most populous state and third-largest state by area. Spread over 307,713 km2 (118,809 sq mi), it is bordered by the Arabian Sea
Arabian Sea
to the west and the Indian states of Karnataka, Telangana, Goa, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
and the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. It is also the world's second-most populous subnational entity
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Nagpur
Nagpur
Nagpur
is the winter capital, a sprawling metropolis, and the third-largest city of the Indian state of Maharashtra[11] after Mumbai and Pune. Nagpur
Nagpur
is the 13th largest Indian city in terms of population.[12] It has been proposed as one of the Smart Cities in Maharashtra.[13] Nagpur
Nagpur
is the seat of the annual winter session of the Maharashtra state assembly. It is a major commercial and political centre of the Vidarbha
Vidarbha
region of Maharashtra. In addition, the city derives political importance from being the headquarters for the Hindu nationalist organisation RSS and an important location for the Dalit Buddhist
Buddhist
movement
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Laloo Prasad Yadav
Lalu Prasad Yadav[2] (born 11 June 1948)[3] is an Indian politician. He is from the state of Bihar
Bihar
and is the President of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, former Chief Minister of Bihar, former UPA Minister of Railways, and а former Member of Parliament of the 15th Lok Sabha. He entered politics at Patna University
Patna University
as a student leader and was elected as then youngest member of the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
in 1977 as a Janata Party candidate at the age of 29.[4] He became Chief Minister of Bihar in 1990 but had to resign in 1997 following escalating corruption charges relating to the Fodder Scam
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South East Central Railway
The South East Central Railway (abbreviated SECR and दपूमरे) is one of the seventeen railway zones in India. It is headquartered at Bilaspur and comprises the Bilaspur and Nagpur divisions (formerly part of the South Eastern Railway) and the new Raipur
Raipur
division.Contents1 History 2 Infrastructure 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] This Zone was formerly part of the South Eastern Railway. It was inaugurated on 20 September 1998 and dedicated to the nation on 1 April 2003. Infrastructure[edit] Bilaspur Railway Station is a regional hub for the system. It is the busiest junction in Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh
and the fourth-busiest in Central India
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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List Of Road Accidents
This list of traffic collisions records serious road crashes: those that have a large death toll, occurred in unusual circumstances, or have some other historical significance. For crashes that killed famous people, refer to List of people who died in road accidents. The prevalence of bus crashes in this list is a function of severity rather than of frequency.List of notable traffic collisions (2000–present)Notable historic road crashes1950s: 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 19591960s: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 19691970s: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 19791980s: 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 19891990s: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999See also — References — External links1700s[edit]A Typical Cable 'Accident' on Broadway.", ca
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India
India, officially the Republic
Republic
of India
India
(IAST: Bhārat Gaṇarājya),[e] is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan
Pakistan
to the west;[f] China, Nepal, and Bhutan
Bhutan
to the northeast; and Myanmar
Myanmar
and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India
India
is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and the Maldives
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Ghotki Rail Crash
The Ghotki
Ghotki
rail crash occurred on 13 July 2005, at around 3:40am local time (2240 July 12 UTC) in Ghotki, Pakistan. No. 24 Dn train (Quetta Express) stopping at the station of Sarhad (a town near Ghotki) due to a fault on the brakes was hit from behind by the following Karachi Express (No. 16 Dn) train which had been given a clear line. Initially it was assumed that the driver of Karachi
Karachi
Express missed a signal, but subsequent investigations found that the signalling system was faulty. An emergency brake application could not prevent the collision, a situation aggravated by insufficient braking power, because two coaches had to be isolated from the train braking system.[1] The collision caused several of the cars to derail
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Kindu Rail Accident
In the Kindu rail accident on November 29, 2005, at least 60 people were killed on the Vicicongo line when they were swept off the roof of a train into the river below as the train crossed a bridge in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. After speaking with local officials in his region, Koloso Sumaili, the governor of Maniema province, says it seemed there were over 60 dead in this accident. He said the accident happened around 200 kilometres (120 mi) south of the town of Kindu, as the train travelled towards the southern town of Lubumbashi. "Trains that travel on that line have lots of people and goods on the roof
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Valigonda Train Disaster
The Valigonda rail disaster occurred on 29 October 2005 near the town of Valigonda, south of Hyderabad in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. A flash flood swept away a small rail bridge, and a "Delta Fast Passenger" train traveling on it derailed at the broken section of the line, killing at least 114 people and injuring over 200.Contents1 Accident details 2 Similar accidents 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksAccident details[edit] The train was traveling south at night, packed with hundreds of sleeping holiday makers visiting relatives for Diwali, when a huge irrigation tank situated upstream from the rail lines ruptured, sending thousands of gallons of water down the channel, destroying the bridge in the darkness. When the passenger train hit the broken section a short time later, nobody had reported the damage, and the engine and seven coaches of the train disappeared into the gap created by the broken line
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Eurostar 9410 Derailment
The Eurostar 9410 derailment was a minor railroad accident that occurred in Bari, Apulia, Italy, on 24 October 2005. While causing no deaths, it left 30 wounded and five critically injured. It received considerable attention from mass media.Contents1 Weather over Apulia 2 Eurostar 9410 3 Aftermath and inquiry 4 ReferencesWeather over Apulia[edit] An anomalous wave of poor weather hit southern Italy between 23 and 24 October 2005, including heavy rains that caused minor landslides and swelling in many rivers and streams. In three hours, more rain fell in the area than Apulia's usual yearly rate. The weather was reported as an "exceptional climate event" by Guido Bertolaso, then president of the Protezione Civile.[1] The preceding night, a bridge above a dry riverbed in Cassano delle Murge collapsed, killing five. Another bridge near Adelfia collapsed under the water, flooding many roads. In Bari, a car was swept away by a wave in a canal into the sea, killing one
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Datia Rail Accident
The Datia
Datia
train accident was a railroad accident that occurred on 3 October 2005 involving a passenger train near Datia
Datia
in India's Madhya Pradesh Province. The accident occurred just three weeks before the Veligonda rail disaster which killed 114 people. The overcrowded Bundelkhand Express from Varanasi
Varanasi
to Gwalior
Gwalior
was apparently travelling at over six times the legal speed limit,[1] when it overshot a sharp turn near the town of Datia. The engine and six coaches jumped the track and crashed through a signalman's box before coming to rest nearby in a crumpled heap. 16 people were killed and over 100 people were injured, with dozens having to be cut out of the wreckage by rescue teams
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Cheakamus River Derailment
The Cheakamus River
Cheakamus River
derailment occurred on August 5, 2005, when nine cars from a Canadian National Railway
Canadian National Railway
freight train derailed into the Cheakamus River
Cheakamus River
in British Columbia
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2005 Jaunpur Train Bombing
The 2005 Jaunpur train bombing occurred on 28 July 2005, when an explosion destroyed a carriage of Shramjeevi Express
Shramjeevi Express
train near the town of Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh. The Shramjeevi Express
Shramjeevi Express
train was travelling in the afternoon between Jaunpur and Delhi
Delhi
when, at 5.15pm, a sudden explosion tore through one of the carriages. The train's crew was able to halt the engine quickly, thus preventing the train derailing following the blast. As other passengers and locals aided those wounded by the blast, emergency services fought to extinguish the burning carriage. Thirteen people were killed by the blast, or died later from their injuries. A further 50 people required medical treatment, including several who underwent amputations. The cause of the explosion was traced to the carriage's toilet, where a bomb using the explosive RDX had detonated
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Vadodara Train Crash
The Vadodara
Vadodara
train crash occurred on 21 April 2005 at the village of Samlaya near Vadodara
Vadodara
in Gujarat
Gujarat
when the Sabarmati Express passenger train crashed at high speed into a stationary goods train carrying cement. The passenger train was carrying over 430 passengers to holy city of Varanasi, when at 3.30am it collided with the cement train which was on the same track. Local citizens rushed to help pull survivors from the wreckage, which fortunately did not catch fire. They were joined later in the day by soldiers armed with cutting equipment as well as police and medical personnel. Initial reports claimed that 24 people had been killed in the crash, but these were subsequently scaled down to 17 or 18, with at least 80 people seriously injured and requiring hospitalisation
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