A chronology of major train accidents since 2000
3 Decemebr 2000: 46 killed and over 130 injured as the Howrah-Amritsar Mail rams into a derailed goods train between Sarai Banjara and Sadhugarh in Punjab.
22 June 2001: 40 people killed when the Mangalore-Chennai Mail fell into Kadalundi river near Kozhikode in Kerala.
5 January 2002: 21 killed and 41 injured when Secundarabad-Manmad express train rammed into a stationary goods train at Ghatnandur station in Maharashtra.
23 March 2002: Seven injured when 13 bogies of Lokmanya Tilak Superfast Express from Patna to Mumbai derailed near Narsinghpur in Madhya Pradesh.
12 May 2002: 12 killed when the New Delhi-Patna Shramjeevi Express derails in Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh.
4 June 2002: 34 killed when the Kasgunj Express rams into a bus at a rail crossing.
9 September 2002: 100 passengers were killed and 150 hurt when a bogie of Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani Express plunged into Dhave river in Bihar’s Aurangabad district.
10 September 2002: One hundred and twenty are killed when the Kolkata-New Delhi Rajdhani Express derails over a bridge in Bihar.
15 May 2003: Thirty eight people killed and 13 injured when three coaches of Amritsar-bound Frontier Mail caught fire.
22 June 2003: 53 were killed and 25 injured when Karwar-Mumbai Central Holiday Special train derailed after crossing Vaibhavwadi Station in Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra.
2 July 2003: A train engine and two adjoining coaches fell off a bridge in Warangal, killing 18 people.
27 February 2004: 30 people killed when Guwahati-bound Kanchenjunga Express rammed into a truck at an unmanned level-crossing in West Bengal’s Dinajpur district.
15 December 2004: 34 persons, including 11 women, died and about 50 injured when Ahmedabad-bound Jammu Tawi Express collided head-on with a local train about 40 km from Jalandhar in Punjab.
18 August 2006: Two carriages caught fire on Chennai-Hyderabad Express near Secundrabad railway station.
9 November 2006: About 40 died and 15 injured in a West Bengal rail accident.
1 December 2006: A portion of 150-year-old bridge being dismantled collapsed over a passing train in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district, killing 35 and injuring 17.
14 November 2009: The Delhi-bound Mandore Express derailed with some portion of the track piercing its AC compartment, leaving seven passengers dead and over 60 injured in in Bassi town near Jaipur.
21 October 2009: 22 people were killed and 26 injured when the Goa Express rammed the Mewar Express at Banjana on the Mathura-Vrindavan section of the Northern Railway in Uttar Pradesh.
19 July 2010: Over 50 passengers were killed and over 150 injured when the speeding Sealdah-bound Uttarbanga Express rammed into the rear of the Vanachal Express pulling out of the Sainthia station in Birbhum district in West Bengal.