Metromini Bus And KRL Commuter Train Collided At Angke, Jakarta; 16 Killed

Indonesian firefighters cut into the wreckage of a minibus after it collided with a train in Jakarta on December 6, 2015 1 / 1AFP | Photo by Adek Berry / AFP
Indonesian firefighters cut into the wreckage of a minibus after it collided with a train in Jakarta on December 6, 2015. Photo by Adek Berry / AFP

A minibus, Metromini B 80 collided with a commuter train at the Tubagus Angke railway crossing (level crossing) in Jakarta Barat, shortly at about 8:30 AM this morning.

Kompas reported that 16 people including the minibus driver were killed while 8 others were injured.

Eye witnesses reported that the minibus driver drove past the closed gate of the railway crossing before it was hit by the commuter train; dragging the minibus for more than 100 meters.

The minibus was heading to Kalideres from Grogol, while the commuter train which is from KRL commuter line was heading to Bogor from Jatinegara.

Please click the photos for larger images:

 

Ten Dead In Moscow Metro Train Accident

43eb256fa0e071f35b9f26f6ceb65e547383919fTen people were killed while dozens were injured when a Moscow metro train derailed in Moscow during rush hour on Tuesday.

“This is the most serious man-made disaster in the Moscow underground in its entire history,” infrastructure analyst Alexei Khazbiyev told AFP.

Reports said some people are still been stranded in the train underground.

AFP correspondents saw several helicopters and dozens of ambulances at the scene outside Park Pobedy metro station in western Moscow.

Rescuers and paramedics evacuate passengers injured as several subway cars derailed on the Moscow meto on July 15, 2014
Rescuers and paramedics evacuate passengers injured as several subway cars derailed on the Moscow meto on July 15, 2014

A spokesman for the emergencies ministry said in televised remarks that the accident happened when a train braked suddenly after a false alarm.

One of the passengers injured as several subway cars derailed on the Moscow metro on July 15, 2014 speaks by his mobile after being rescued and treated by paramedics
One of the passengers injured as several subway cars derailed on the Moscow metro on July 15, 2014 speaks by his mobile after being rescued and treated by paramedics

44 Injured In Swiss Train Collision

BERLIN (AP) — At least 35 people were injured, five of them seriously, in a head-on collision of two trains in western Switzerland late Monday, police said. One person had yet to be recovered from the wreckage.
BERLIN (AP) — At least 35 people were injured, five of them seriously, in a head-on collision of two trains in western Switzerland late Monday, police said. One person had yet to be recovered from the wreckage.

At least 44 people were injured when two commuter trains collided head-on near the station of Granges-pres-Marnand, about 8 km (5 miles) south of Payerne in Switzerland at around 6:45 p.m. on Monday evening, July 29, 2013.

5 of them were critically injured.

The trains were on a route between Payerne and Lausanne.

One locomotive’s driver was missing after the crash.

Authorities are still investigating the caused the crash.

This train accident came just days after 79 people were killed in a high-speed train derailment in Spain and 17 days after another train accident in France killing 6 people.

Train Derails In Spain, At Least 60 Were Killed

Dozens were killed and injured when a train derailed outside the northern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday, state media and witnesses said.  "It was going so quickly ... It seems that on a curve the train started to twist, and the wagons piled up one on top of the other," passenger Ricardo Montesco told Cadena Ser radio station. (Reuters
Dozens were killed and injured when a train derailed outside the northern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday, state media and witnesses said. “It was going so quickly … It seems that on a curve the train started to twist, and the wagons piled up one on top of the other,” passenger Ricardo Montesco told Cadena Ser radio station. (Reuters

A train derailed outside the ancient north western Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday.

60 people were killed in the accident while 131 others were injured.

247 people were on board of the train when it derailed at about 8:41 p.m..

The operator of the train is the state rail company, Renfe while state-owned Adif is in charge of the tracks

Renfe said in a statement that the eight-carriage train was travelling from Madrid to Ferrol on the Galician coast when it derailed.

It was one of the worst rail accidents in Europe over the past 25 years.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the tragedy and an official source said that sabotage or attack was unlikely to be involved.

El Pais newspaper cited sources close to the investigation as saying the train was travelling at over twice the speed limit on a sharp curve.

On Friday July 12, 2013, 6 people were killed in another train accident in France.

Please click here for more photos:

At Least 6 Dead In France Train Crash

A picture shows a derailed wagon on the site of a train accident in the railway station of Bretigny-sur-Orge on July 12, 2013 near Paris. A train derailed in the Paris suburb of Bretigny-sur-Orge in an accident that caused "many casualties", authorities said. AFP PHOTO /KENZO TRIBOUILLARD        (Photo credit should read KENZO
A picture shows a derailed wagon on the site of a train accident in the railway station of Bretigny-sur-Orge on July 12, 2013 near Paris. A train derailed in the Paris suburb of Bretigny-sur-Orge in an accident that caused “many casualties”, authorities said. AFP PHOTO /KENZO TRIBOUILLARD 

A train carrying about 370 people derailed at the Bretigny-sur-Orge Station,  just south of Paris on Friday July 12, 2013.

The train left the Paris Austerlitz station Friday morning and was bound for the city of Limoges.

It did not have a scheduled stop at the Bretigny-sur-Orge Station.

The accident killed at least 6 people and injured 22 others.

The last four cars went off the track, with one car was lying on the track.

The cause of the derailment is still being investigate.

Please click here for more photos:

At Least 16 Dead In Poland Train Disaster

Rescue officials work at the scene where two trains collided in Szczekociny, southern Poland, killing several people and injuring dozens of others, Saturday evening, March 3,2011. AP Photo By Michal Legierski.

Two trains collided head-on in southern Poland late Saturday.

A train traveling from Przemysl to Warsaw collided with another train traveling from Warsaw to Krakow which was actually traveling on the wrong track.

So, both trains ran on the same track and collided near the town of Szczekociny, just north of Krakow.

There were some foreigners on the train including Ukraine, Spain, U.S. and France citizens.

16 people were killed including a U.S. lady and 58 others were injured in the disaster.

This is Poland’s worst train disaster in more than 20 years.

They are still investigating the cause of the accident.

The wreckage of collided trains lies, in Szczekociny, southern Poland, Sunday, March 4, 2012. Polish prosecutors have opened an investigation into how a train ended up on the same track. (AP Photo by Michal Legierski)
Rescuers work at the site where two trains collided in Szczekociny, southern Poland, Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo by Michal Legierski)

At Least 61 People Killed In India Train Crash-Photos

At 2 a.m. Monday, there was a bad train accident at the Sainthia station near Calcutta in India.

This is a disaster.

The speeding Uttarbanga Express hit the Vananchal Express that was not moving.

The impact of the accident was so strong that the roof of one car flew into the air.

It landed on an overpass above the track.

So far, 61 bodies were found at the crash site; including 2 drivers of the

Uttarbanga Express.

125 people were injured.

The local people said that the rescue teams arrived about 3 hours after the accident.

The police said that they arrived within an hour after the accident.

It is not good if the rescue teams arrive late when there is an accident.

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, who rushed to the site, said that the crash could have been a sabotage.

A speeding express train collided with a passenger train at the station in eastern India early Monday, July 19, 2010 mangling the carriages and killing scores of people, railway police said. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Locals trying to help searching for victims in the train accident, Monday, July 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)b
The roof of Uttarbanga Express is seen on top of Vananchal Express as rescue workers search for survivors at the site of an accident at Sainthia station, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) north of Calcutta, India, Monday, July 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
A part of the Vananchal Express is seen on an overpass above the tracks at Sainthia station. Monday, July 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
A rescue worker walks past the tangled trains at the site of an accident, Monday, July 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Local residents and rescue workers search for survivors at the site of an accident, Monday, July 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Indian rescue workers take out the body of the train driver at the site of an accident. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Local residents and rescue workers search for survivors at the site of an accident. Monday, July 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Metro Train Crash Killed Nine People In Washington

At least nine people were killed in a rush hour train collision between two Metro trains on Monday north of downtown Washington DC.

During rush lots and lots of people want to ride the trains.

DC means District of Columbia.

It was a very bad train accident 😥

It was a disaster.

It happened just before 5 pm on the above ground track on the Red Line near the border with Takoma Park, Maryland.

One train was not moving when the crash happened.

Mayor Adrian Fenty said it was the deadliest crash in the history of Metro.

Metro is Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Chief Dennis Rubin From Washington’s Fire and Emergency Medical Science Department told CNN that 56 had minor injuries, 12 had moderate injuries and 2 were badly injured.

The rescuers cut through the trains to rescue people because one train was on top of the other train.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate why it happened.

I think if I go to the United Nations meeting, I’ll tell people to becareful when riding in trains and aeroplanes.

WASHINGTON (CNN) — A rush-hour collision Monday between two Metro trains north of downtown Washington, D.C., killed at least six people and injured scores, Mayor Adrian Fenty said.

One train was stationary when the crash happened, according to Metro General Manager John Catoe.

One train was stationary when the crash happened, according to Metro General Manager John Catoe.

He called it the deadliest crash in the history of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, known as Metro. One of the dead was the female operator of one of the trains, Metro officials said.

“The scene is as horrific as you can imagine,” Fenty said in a news conference. “One car was almost squeezed completely together.”

The crash happened just before 5 p.m. on an above-ground track on the Red Line in the District of Columbia near the border with Takoma Park, Maryland. Watch woman say she, fellow passengers ‘went flying’