Philippine train rams barrier, injuring scores

Train guards gather at the site of an elevated commuter train known as Metro Rail Transit or MRT after it overshot its tracks and derailed at the end station Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, injuring dozens in suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. Senior Superintendent Florencio Ortilla, who heads the Pasay city police, said the train toppled concrete posts, spraying debris and damaging cars in the crowded intersection. Hernando Cabrera, spokesman of the agency that operates the train system, said the train had a "technical problem" and was being pushed by another when it became detached and rolled into the concrete barrier at the final station on the line. Photo: Bullit Marquez, AP / AP

Train guards gather at the site of an elevated commuter train known as Metro Rail Transit or MRT after it overshot its tracks and derailed at the end station Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, injuring dozens in suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. Senior Superintendent Florencio Ortilla, who heads the Pasay city police, said the train toppled concrete posts, spraying debris and damaging cars in the crowded intersection. Hernando Cabrera, spokesman of the agency that operates the train system, said the train had a “technical problem” and was being pushed by another when it became detached and rolled into the concrete barrier at the final station on the line. Photo: Bullit Marquez, AP

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Argentine Train Crashes Into Buenos Aires Station, Again

Police officers and paramedics inspects the debris of a commuter train that slammed into the end of the line when arriving to Once central station early this morning in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Paramedics rescued scores of wounded commuters. According to Security Secretary Sergio Berni, they are still evacuating the wrecked train, making that impossible to say immediately why the train failed to stop, crashing through the bumper at the end of the line. (AP Photo/Eduardo Di Baia)

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Two Swiss trains collide, 35 injured, driver feared dead

Swiss rescue workers wheel a wounded person on a stretcher after two regional trains crashed head on near Granges-Pres-Marnand near Payerne

Swiss rescue workers wheel a wounded person on a stretcher after two regional trains crashed head on near Granges-Pres-Marnand near Payerne

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GRANGES-PRES-MARNAND, Switzerland (Reuters) – Two trains collided head-on in Switzerland on Monday evening, injuring about 35 people, five seriously, police said.

The driver of one of the trains was still unaccounted for and thought to be inside the wreckage, at Granges-près-Marnand in the canton of Vaud, police spokesman Jean-Christophe Sauterel said.

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French Train Crash ‘Caused by Loose Steel Plate’

A train derailment that killed at least six people near Paris may have been caused by a loose steel plate at a junction, the French train operator said, as emergency workers continued their search for victims.

Paris train crash

Friday evening’s rail accident was the worst in France in 25 years Photo: MATRIX

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Eight people were injured seriously and dozens of others suffered lighter wounds, including British passengers on the packed service bound for Limoges from Paris.

Pierre Izard, head of infrastructure services at SNCF, said the piece which was bolted on to the track had moved to “the middle of the track junction,” preventing the rolling stock from passing through.

“The reasons why this fishplate dislocated itself is the very focus of the investigations,” said SNCF head Guillaume Pepy.

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One person TRAPPED as a cargo train derails and crashes into industrial buildings causing a massive explosion in Baltimore

By Associated Press and Daily Mail Reporter

An explosion after a cargo train derailed Tuesday in a Baltimore suburb rattled homes at least a half-mile away and collapsed nearby buildings, setting them on fire, officials and witnesses said.

The train went off the tracks at about 2pm in White Marsh, about 10 miles northeast of Baltimore and a fire department spokeswoman said she did not know if there were any injuries.

Hazmat teams were on the scene, Baltimore County Police and Fire said in a series of tweets.

Caught on camera: Baltimore train explosion


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