Trucks cart off mangled train cars after Washington state crash

By Thomas James DUPONT, Wash., Dec 19 : Workers lifted mangled train cars onto flatbed trucks on Tuesday from the wreckage of an Amtrak train that veered off a bridge over a Washington state highway while traveling at more than twice the speed limit on its first run on a new route. Three people aboard […]

Kosovo blocks entry of “provocative” train from Serbia

By Fatos Bytyci PRISTINA, Jan 14 : Kosovo police blocked the entry today of a train from Serbia painted in the colours of the Serbian flag and with the words “Kosovo is Serbia” printed down the side, in a standoff seen as a test for the tiny Balkan country. Kosovo President Hashim Thaci told an […]

Train hits rickshaw in Pakistan killing six children and driver

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Jan 6 : A train in Pakistan crashed into a motorised rickshaw today, killing six children on their way to school and the rickshaw driver, the country’s third deadly train crash in four months. The children killed in the crash, in the south of Punjab province, were aged six to […]

Passenger trains collide in Iran, 44 killed – official

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, Nov 25 : Forty-four people were killed and 103 injured when one Iranian passenger train collided with another at a station about 150 miles (250 km) east of the capital Tehran, state media reported. “I was sleeping when the crash happened. I thought it was an air strike … When I […]