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Switzerland: Two trains have collided in Rafz injuring up to 50 people – Published 200215 0900z (GMT/UTC)

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Two trains slammed into each other in the Swiss town of Rafz north of Zurich early on Friday, leaving passengers injured and train carriages upturned, police and media said. “There was an accident this morning, it’s serious, there are injured,” a police spokeswoman, without providing other details. The collision occurred at the train station at Rafz, a town some 30 kilometres (19 miles) north of Zurich, overturning train carriages, local media reported. Ambulances have rushed to the scene and service on the train line between the towns of Bulach and Schaffhouse has been suspended.

Friday, 20 February, 2015 at 08:23 (08:23 AM) UTC RSOE

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‘Dozens Hurt’ In Swiss Train Collision

Reports say up to 50 people have been injured in a “serious” collision between a high speed train and a local service near Zurich.

Two trains have collided in Switzerland injuring up to 50 people, according to reports.

The collision happened at the train station in the Swiss town of Rafz, around 30 km (19 miles) north of Zurich.

The crash was between a commuter train and a a high-speed train on its way from Zurich to Stuttgart.

Eyewitnesses said the high-speed train hit the other from behind.

“There was an accident this morning, it’s serious, there are injured,” a police spokeswoman said.

“Ambulances from all regions have been mobilised,” she added.

One rescue worker said as many as 49 people had been injured.

A passenger on the local train told the 20 Minutes newspaper that his train had been pulling out of the station when the driver braked suddenly.

“An express train from Zurich came up from behind and hit the side of our train – the intercity train derailed,” said the man, who did not give his name.

The 18-year-old went on to say that passengers had quickly been evacuated from the trains, both of which were “quite damaged”.

Rail services have been suspended.

The Swiss rail service is generally admired for its safety and efficiency – the Swiss are the biggest user of trains in Europe.

Train collision in Rafz: Several partly seriously injured

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“On Friday morning, two trains collided in Rafz train station in the canton of Zurich. According to initial information, the Zurich cantonal police at least five people were injured. A hard thereof.

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At 6.45 clock there had been a collision in Rafz Station, said a police spokeswoman sda. A large contingent of rescue teams is on site. The Rega has been alerted. The exact extent and cause of the accident were still unclear at the moment, said SBB spokesman Wehrle.

Apparently both trains were traveling in the same direction. An eyewitness reported versus 20 minutes that the train had set off from the Bahnhof Rafz. Shortly after the train station, the train had stopped. This was followed by the express and collided with the side of the train. Several cars derailed trains both.

The conflict has an impact on the rail. According to the SBB line Bülach-Schaffhausen is interrupted train services. On this route run the S-Bahn lines 5 and 22, and the express trains Zurich-Schaffhausen. The Intercity connections between Zurich and Stuttgart will be diverted via Winterthur.

The line Bülach-Schaffhausen is interrupted train services. On this route run the S-Bahn lines 5 and 22, and the express trains Zurich-Schaffhausen. ” – (Translated by Google)

Nepal: At least 35 killed, 54 injured in bus accidents in Western Region & Bheri Zone – Published 081214 1010z (GMT/UTC)

Accident 1

The death toll in Surkhet accident where a bus veered off the road at Pokharikanda-9, on the Karnali Highway has reached 18.

Police said that 14 persons died on the spot while four others breathed their last while receiving treatment. The ill-fated bus (Na 4 Kha 6857), veered off the road and plunged some 500 metres at Kalikhola at around 6:45pm on Sunday. The vehicle was on its way to Tikapur, Kailali, from Kalikot. Surkhet Police Chief SP Rajesh Lal Karna informed that initial investigation showed that the bus with seat capacity of 38, was overloaded with 68 passengers, which caused the vehicle’s brake to fail resulting into the accident. The police have be able to identify 10 of the deceased. Fourty nine persons are injured in the accident. Among the injured, 20 are receiving medical treatment at Surkhet Regional Hospital, 6 are being treated at Maya Nursing Home and another 8 injured passengers are receiving treatments at Deuki Nursing Home. The injured claimed that the driver’s assistant had been driving when the accident happened. Most of the passengers were from Kalikot and Bajura, on their way to India for work.

Monday, 08 December, 2014 at 08:24 (08:24 AM) UTC RSOE

“The death toll in Surkhet bus accident of Sunday night has reached 18. Ten of them have been identified, said police on Monday, December 8, 2014.

The dead, who have been identified, include: Lalbire Darji, Durga Bista, Dil Sarki, Lal Darji, Manaraj Bista, Ram Darji, Pankhe Sarki and Pane Sarki of Gotri VDC, Bajura.

Similarly, bus driver Min Bahadur Budha of Chhinchu, Surkhet and conductor Bhabi Khatri have been identified.

The bus plated Na 4 Kha 6857 was heading from Jitegaida of Kalikot to Kailali. The bus plunged 700 metres down to a stream Kali Khola at Pokhari Danda, Surkhet due to overload of passengers.

More than 50 people injured in the accident were rushed to hospitals in Surkhet and some were taken to Nepalgunj.

The bus initially carried 36 passengers when it left Kalikot but it took more passengers on the way and that was the reason for the accident, according to police.” –

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An overcrowded bus has plunged off a mountain road in Nepal, killing at least 17 people and injuring 50 more, police said Monday.

Police official Kesh Bahadur Shahi said the bus veered off the road near Pokharakada village Sunday night and rolled 600 meters (about 2,000 feet) down a slope. Rescuers pulled out 14 bodies while three more died at a hospital. There were 67 people on the bus, which had 38 seats. The bus was driving on a narrow mountain road during the night when the accident happened about 400 kilometers (250 miles) west of the capital, Katmandu. Rescuers worked all night to help the injured passengers and bring the bodies to the main road, police said. The injured are recovering in hospitals in nearby towns and a dozen of them are in critical condition, they said. Bus accidents in Nepal are generally blamed on poorly maintained vehicles and roads.

Monday, 08 December, 2014 at 03:58 (03:58 AM) UTC

India: Train collides with marriage party jeep 11 killed (inc 4 children), 2 injured in West Champaran, Bihar – Published 080614 1050z

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At least 11 people including 4 kids were killed and 2 others sustained wounds as the jeep they were traveling in was hit by a goods train at an unmanned crossing in Indian state of Bihar on Saturday night, authority said on Sunday.

The tragedy took place as the train passing through the crossing hit the jeep with 13 people on-board on its track between Majhaulia and Sugauli railway stations in West Champaran district of the state, confirmed, Superintendent of Police (SP) Saurabh Kumar said.

The crash killed 4 people on the spot, while 7 others succumbed to their critical wounds at the hospital they were whisked off.

The jeep was reported to be carrying members of a marriage party, including the groom and his close relatives, to Sugauli from Babutola.- Ubalert

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“The accident took place at the unmanned Rajghat railway crossing near Bettiah, about 200 km from Patna, when the car carrying people from a wedding including the groom, was hit by the goods train.” – NDTV


Train hits jeep at unmanned crossing, 11 killed in West Champaran


“BETTIAH: Eleven persons, including four children, were killed and two others injured as a speeding goods train hit a jeep carrying members of a marriage party at an unmanned crossing in Bihar’s West Champaran district, a police official said on Sunday.

The accident occurred last evening when the jeep carrying 13 members of a marriage party was hit by a goods train while it was trying to cross an unmanned crossing at Gobrahi-Rajghat between Majhaulia and Sugauli railway stations, Superintendent of Police (SP) Saurabh Kumar said.

While four occupants died on the spot, seven others succumbed to injuries in hospital, he said, adding the bodies have been sent for post-mortem.

Two of the injured were undergoing treatment at a hospital where their condition was stated to be critical, he said.

The ill-fated vehicle was carrying members of a marriage party, including the groom and his close relatives, from Babutola to Sugauli (East Champaran), he said.

Meanwhile, the East Central Railway (ECR) DRM Arun Malik visited the spot and ordered manning of the railway crossing there, the SP said.

In Patna, chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi expressed grief over the incident and directed the district administration to undertake rescue and relief works.

He has also appealed to road users to be careful while passing through unmanned crossing.”

Bolivia: At least 8 dead, others injured, in Amazon plane crash – 041113 1030z

An Aerocon turboprop with 18 people on board crashed Sunday in northern Bolivia, killing eight and leaving the other 10 people injured, the airline said.

Aerocon spokesman Nelson Kinn said that the plane had technical issues that led to the plane catching fire on landing in the small city of Riberalta near the Brazilian border, where the Madre de Dios River joins the Beni River.

There were 16 passengers and two crew on board the Fairchild Metro 23 aircraft. “As they were landing, on touchdown, the plane had some kind of problem that led to fire. The people who died sustained multiple injuries and burns,” Kinn said. Authorities were investigating the causes of the tragedy.

Monday, 04 November, 2013 at 04:27 (04:27 AM) UTC RSOE

Other reports

Deaths in Bolivia aircraft crash

Jet crashes while trying to land during bad weather in the northern part of the country, killing eight.

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“A spokesman for the airline said the plane had technical issues that led to it catching fire while landing [Reuters]

An aircraft carrying 18 people has crashed while trying to land during bad weather in the north of Bolivia, killingeight passengers and injuring the others on board.

Heavy rain was falling as the small turboprop plane operated by local airline Aerocon tried to land in Riberalta, near the Brazilian border, according to witnesses.

Aerocon spokesman Nelson Kinn said that the plane had technical issues that led to the plane catching fire on landing.

“As they were landing, on touchdown, the plane had some kind of problem that led to fire. The people who died sustained multiple injuries and burns,” Kinn told AFP news agency.

“[There were] 16 passengers and the pilot and co-pilot, of whom 10 survived and 8 died,” director of the Riberalta hospital, Jose Luis Pereira, told the Reuters news agency.

“The pilot and the co-pilot are in the gravest situation … Seven [bodies] are [so] charred, we can’t identify them.”

President Evo Morales said he had ordered “a deep investigation” into the accident and “drastic sanctions on the company”. ” – Al Jazeera


At least nine dead in Bolivian plane crash

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Eight killed in Bolivia plane crash

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An aeroplane has crashed in Bolivia’s northern Amazon region, killing at least eight of the 18 people on board.

The pilot and the co-pilot have survived but are in a serious condition.

The turboprop plane caught fire as it landed at around 16:00 local time (20:00 GMT) in the remote town of Riberalta, near the border with Brazil.


Romania: Lasi train crash deaths rise to 11 (including 2 children) – 090913 1335z

The death toll of a deadly car-train crash near Iasi, northeastern Romania, on Sunday has risen to 11 after the two people seriously injured in the accident died at the hospital.

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The accident took place on Sunday afternoon at the crossing over a railway line on the outskirts of Iasi, where a van carrying 11 people was hit by a passing train and dragged along for several hundred meters, according to witnesses.

Nine of the passengers on the van were dead on scene, whereas a 13-year-old boy and a man of 35 years were taken to hospital.

They died at the hospital on Sunday evening due to injuries sustained, said Silvia Bolohan, spokesman for local Emergency Situations Inspectorate (ISU).

Preliminary investigations revealed that the driver of the van forced the crossing of the railway line despite the approaching train.
Monday, 09 September, 2013 at 01:33 (01:33 AM) UTC RSOE

India: Bus accident leaves 33 injured (10 seriously) near Asurde village in Maharashtra – 080913 1205z

33 injured in bus accident in Maharashtra

(Image: WLNNews) 33 injured in bus accident in Maharashtra, India

At least 33 people were on Sunday injured, 10 of them seriously, when the bus in which they were travelling overturned near Asurde village, around 65 kilometers from Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.

The incident took place in the coastal district around 5 early morning on Mumbai-Goa Highway.

The bus that was carrying 45 passengers from Virar to Kudal, overturned after its driver lost control over the vehicle.

Out of the 33 injured, 10 are in a serious condition, police said, adding that all of them were undergoing treatment at a hospital in Dervan.
Sunday, 08 September, 2013 at 08:34 (08:34 AM) UTC RSOE

India: Road accident kills 13 (named), injures 30. Bus rammed post & mango tree at Thelakkad, near Perinthalmanna – 070913 2115z

In yet another ghastly road accident that provided the second consecutive Black Friday for the district, 13 persons were killed and 30 others injured when a bus lost control and rammed a tree at Thelakkad, near Perinthalmanna.

This private bus lost control, rammed a tree, overturned, and fell into a depth of six feet at Thelakkad, near Perinthalmanna, on Friday.

The bus was destroyed in the crash, and many of the injured were admitted to intensive care wards of two private hospitals at Perinthalmanna.

The accident occurred at 1.30 p.m. when the private bus heading towards Alanallur from Perinthalmanna burst one of its tyres on a slope, careened off the road, and rammed a mango tree after hitting a telephone post.

The bus then overturned and fell into a depth of six feet. The bus driver hailed from Manathumangalam. The others were from Melkulangara.

Seven of the bodies were shifted to the taluk hospital at Perinthalmanna and the remaining six to the General Hospital, Manjeri, for post-mortem. District Collector K. Biju said that all the bodies would be released on Friday night after post-mortem.

Minister for Urban Affairs Manjalamkuzhi Ali visited the families of the victims and consoled them. Mr. Ali said that all possible help would be given to the kin of the dead. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is expected to visit the families of the dead on Friday night.

Other Reports

The Hindu

“….The dead were identified as Mankadakkuzhiyil Mariyam, 50; Kavannayil Cheriyakkan, 55; Adarikkal Safeela, 19; Pacheeri Neethu,18; Kavanayil Sabira, 17; Ponniyath Fatima, 37; Kozhipatham Mubashira; Mangalakuzhiyil Sainaba; Madappodi Shamna, 17; Kappungal Safli, 17; Kavannayil Cherukki; Chilambanthodi Fatimath Nadiya, and bus driver Palliyalthodi Ithishan, 22….”

“….Last Friday, eight members of a family from Vallikkunnu were killed when a bus rammed an autorickshaw at Mukkola, near Tanur.

The Road Accident Action Forum (RAAF) demanded that a thorough investigation be conducted into the increasing incidents of accidents in the district. It said speeding and carelessness were the main causes of accidents in the district.

The Kerala School Teachers Association (KSTA) expressed grief at the death of students in the accident.”

Saturday, 07 September, 2013 at 03:11 (03:11 AM) UTC RSOE

Germany: Plane crash kills 5 (including a child), injures 3 other children, in Frondenberg near Dortmund – 280813 0925z

Five people, one of them a child, were killed on Tuesday after a small plane crashed in Frondenberg, in the north-west of Germany, local media reported.

As well as the child, two women and two men also died. Three other children were seriously injured in the crash, said firefighters. The light aircraft came down in a meadow. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined.

Wednesday, 28 August, 2013 at 04:50 (04:50 AM) UTC RSOE

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Child and four adults killed in plane crash


Published: 28 Aug 2013 09:54 CET



A child and four adults died in a light aircraft crash in western Germany on Tuesday afternoon. Three other children survived the accident.

The group, consisting of two families, were flying back from a trip to the North Sea coast when the Piper 32 plane crashed into a field in the Fröndenberg area of North Rhine-Westphalia at around 5pm, not far from its destination near Dortmund.

Two women, two men, and a child died in the crash, the fire brigade confirmed late on Tuesday night. No identities or ages have been released, and police are in the process of informing the victims’ relatives.

All of the dead were sat towards the front of the plane, regional newspaper the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ) reported on Wednesday.

“The head and neck injuries were so severe that they died from them,” the head of the medical team at the crash site, Reinhard Arnsberg, told the newspaper.

Three children sat at the back on the place survived but were seriously injured and were taken to a nearby hospital by air ambulance.

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When the emergency services arrived, two children were already out of the plane and one had to be cut out by firemen. It is unclear whether the first two climbed out themselves or were helped by passers-by who had rushed to the scene.

Investigators do not yet know what caused the accident but, the WAZ reported, onlookers saw the vehicle flying very low before it crashed. The pilot was thought to have been experienced at flying light aircraft. It clipped a tree on its way down to the field.

At least 78 people were at the scene clearing the wreckage and attending to the surviving children. The front of the vehicle was totally destroyed, and baggage was all over the field.

DPA/The Local/jcw

Myanmar (Burma): Bus plunges 40 metres in Arakan Mountains killing 14 and injuring 33 – 230113 1800z

A passenger bus travelling from Rangoon to Arakan State swerved off the road and fell down a mountainside on Wednesday, killing people 14 and injuring 33 others, according to initial Burmese police reports.

The accident occurred on Wednesday morning at 3 am, about 30 miles away from Taungup Township, when an overnight bus travelling through the Arakan Mountains in western Burma plunged 40 meters down a mountain slope, a post on the official Facebook page of the Myanmar Police Force said.

The report provided few details of the accident, other than mentioning that it had been caused by “a problem with the brakes” of the bus.

Medical staff at the Taungup Township Hospital told The Irrawaddy by telephone on Wednesday that 17 of 33 surviving crash victims were in a serious condition, adding that 12 had already transferred to the larger hospital in Thandwe City.

The other five severely injured victims were receiving treatment in Taungup Township Hospital, local staff said, adding that most victims suffered broken limbs and head trauma.

Min Aung, chairman of the National League for Democracy party in Taungup Township, said he was taking part in the rescue effort, adding that the mountainous conditions made it difficult for authorities and rescue workers to retrieve the victims from the crash site.

“The injured people were sent to the hospital with other buses,” he said. “As the bus fell a very long way down, we are still collecting the dead bodies.”

“It takes about 30 minutes to bring a dead body up to the road,” Min Aung added. Si Thu Lwin, a friend of a man called Win Zaw, who was being treated in Taungup Hospital, said that it remained unclear what had caused the bus to swerve off the road and into the valley below.

“My friend cannot speak well at the moment. He managed to tell me that the bus went down into the valley, but he did not know why,” Si Thu Lwin said.

There are dozens of passenger buses that make daily trips from Rangoon to Thandweusually at nightand accidents on the way are common.

The death toll in Wednesday’s crash however, is believed to be one of the highest in recent years. Road connections between Rangoon and Arakan State on Burma’s western coast pass through the Arakan Mountains, where poor roads are a constant hazard to passenger and goods transport.

Local businessman Kyauk Taun is understood to have won a bid for a government order to renovate the roads in the region several years ago.

Currently, he is collecting road fees from cars and buses passing through, yet much of the roads remain in an extremely poor condition.

Wednesday, 23 January, 2013 at 12:25 (12:25 PM) UTC RSOE

India: 2 killed, 82 (incl 42 school students) injured in overloaded passenger bus crash and other Kashmir Valley accidents

An overloaded passenger bus overturned in India’s northern state of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more, local authorities said on Thursday.

The accident occurred when the driver of the bus was taking a sharp turn near the village of Dadwompora in central Badgam district, not far from Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, when the bus flipped over and ended upside down.

Police officials told the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) that 39 people were injured and rushed to local hospitals as a result of the Srinagar-bound bus accident.

Two of those injured later died at a hospital, the agency reported, while several others remain seriously injured.

Reports identified the casualties as Ahmed Najar, 22, and Muhammad Altaf, 28.

Friday, 18 May, 2012 at 05:31 (05:31 AM) UTC RSOE

Srinagar: Two persons died and eighty-two including 42 school students were injured in different road accidents across the Kashmir Valley, a police spokesman said

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Ten persons were injured, two of them critically, when a vehicle fell into a deep gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir this morning, police said

Meanwhile a bus carrying excursion of Haji Alam Din, School Damhal Hanji Pora, Kulgam collided with tractor at Bogund, Kulgam, resulting in injuries to 42 students and the Tractor driver. All the injured were shifted to District Hospital, Kulgam for treatment.

In another road accident a Tata Sumo overturned near Brakpora, Anantnag, resulting in injuries to two passengers . Both the injured were hospitalized.

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