One of worst train disasters in Andhra

May 22nd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Tuesday’s train disaster at Penukonda in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district is one of the worst train tragedies in the state in the last two decades. Following are the major train disasters in the state since 1990.

Oct 10, 1990: 40 people were charred to death as suspected naxalites torched a passenger train at Cherlapally near Hyderabad.

July 2, 2003: An engine and two adjoining coaches of Guntur-Secunderabad Golconda Express fell off a road under bridge near Warangal railway station, killing 18 persons.

Oct 29, 2005: Repalle-Secunderabad Delta Fast Passenger fell into an overflowing stream near Valigonda in Nalgonda district, killing 114 people.

Aug 18, 2006: Five bogies of Chennai-Hyderabad Express catches fire near Secundrabad railway station. Passengers had miraculous escape.

May 22, 2012: At least 25 people killed when Hubli-Bangalore Hampi Express rammed into a stationary goods train at Penukonda in Anantapur district.

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