Top 10 train accidents by death toll

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This morning a coal train ploughed into a truck carrying farmworkers near Nelspruit, South Africa. At least 19 people were killed. The train is a relative safe mean of transportation, but the combination of mass, speed and many people together may lead to an enormous disaster. Check the next list top 10 rail disasters by death toll!

Top 10 rail disasters by death toll

  1. Al Ayyat, Egypt, 2002 – 383
  2. Awash, Afar, Ethiopia, 1985 – 428
  3. Torre del Bierzo, Spain, 1944 – 500+
  4. Balvano, Italy, 1944 – 521
  5. Ufa, Russia, 1989 – 575
  6. Guadalajara, Mexico, 1915 – 600+
  7. Bihar, India, 1981 – 500-800
  8. Ciurea, Romania, 1917 – 600-1000
  9. Saint Michel de Maurienne, France, 1917 – 800-1000
  10. Peraliya, Sri Lanka, 2004 – 1700+

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