Rail accidents

Authorities work the scene where at least four people were killed in a tour bus crash near Bryce Canyon National Park, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Utah. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 8:08 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three Chinese tourists remained in critical condition Monday after they were injured in a tour bus crash in Utah that left four other passengers dead, hospital officials said. One person was in serious condition, but other passengers hurt in the crash were improving. The tour...
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The remains of a bus that crashed while carrying Chinese-speaking tourists lie along State Route 12 near Bryce Canyon National Park, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Utah, as authorities continue to investigate. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)
September 21, 2019 - 8:27 pm
PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — A tour bus carrying 30 Chinese tourists left Las Vegas in the morning and set off through the other worldly red-rock landscape of southern Utah toward Bryce National Park. They were only a few miles away from the park when the long-awaited overseas vacation turned into a...
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Union Pacific workers and firefighters stage at the scene of a tanker fire from a derailed train near downtown Dupo, Ill. on Tuesday, Sept. 10. 2019. Black smoke coming from the derailment scene can be seen for miles and caused the evacuation of schools in the town, authorities said. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 3:43 pm
DUPO, Ill. (AP) — A freight train bearing a flammable liquid used in solvents derailed in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis Tuesday, causing a fire that sent thick, black smoke into the air and prompted the evacuation of nearby schools and residences. In a news release, Union Pacific says that the...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 photo provided by Naomi Hayes, a fire burns after an explosion near Junction City, Ky. A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said. (Naomi Hayes via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 11:30 am
JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (AP) — A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said. Some structures were completely...
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August 01, 2019 - 4:29 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A migrant has died in Bosnia after he was hit by a train reportedly while sleeping on railway tracks. Police say the accident happened early Thursday in the northwestern town of Bihac where thousands of migrants have been stuck while trying to move toward Western...
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Members of the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department and Lauderdale County Fire Service respond to a car-train crash Monday afternoon, July 22, 2019, near Meridian, Miss. A northbound Amtrak train struck a vehicle at a crossing, killing the vehicles' two occupants.(David Bohrer/The Meridian Star via AP)
July 31, 2019 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The railroad industry has installed safety technology on nearly 90% of tracks where it is required, federal officials said Wednesday, but "significant work" is needed to ensure the technology is completely installed by a December 2020 deadline. Federal Railroad Administration...
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A police officer walks next to an ICE highspeed train at the main station in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, July 29, 2019. An 8-year-old boy was run over by a train and killed at Frankfurt's main station on Monday after a man pushed him and his mother onto the tracks. The mother was able to escape but the boy was hit and run over by the train and suffered fatal injuries. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
July 29, 2019 - 11:17 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An 8-year-old boy was run over by a train and killed at Frankfurt's main station on Monday after a man pushed him and his mother onto the tracks, German police said. The mother and then the boy were pushed onto the tracks as a high-speed ICE train was pulling into the...
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July 25, 2019 - 2:19 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In a story July 23 about the cause of a February 2018 deadly Amtrak crash in South Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously that National Transportation Safety Board member Jennifer Homendy said The Federal Railroad Administration hasn't done anything about the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2017, file photo, Brandon Bostian, the engineer involved in the 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia that that left eight people dead and about 200 injured, departs from the center for criminal justice in Philadelphia. Manslaughter charges filed against Bostian have been dropped for a second time. A defense lawyer argued Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that any mistakes made by Bostian do not amount to a crime, and a city judge agreed. The state Attorney General's Office says it will appeal the latest ruling. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 23, 2019 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For the second time, a judge threw out all charges Tuesday against an Amtrak engineer for his role in a high-speed derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight people, saying: "The law recognizes we're all human." The decision followed defense arguments that any mistakes made by...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017, file photo, cars from an Amtrak train lay spilled onto Interstate 5 below as some remain on the tracks above in DuPont, Wash. The National Transportation Safety Board has published its final report Monday, June 24, 2019, on a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington state in 2017, with the agency's vice chairman blasting what he described as a "Titanic-like complacency" among those charged with ensuring train operations are safe. The train was on its first paid passenger run on a new route from Tacoma to Portland, Oregon, when it plunged onto Interstate 5, killing three people and injuring dozens. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
June 24, 2019 - 8:01 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has published its final report Monday on a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington state in 2017, with the agency's vice chairman blasting what he described as a "Titanic-like complacency" among those charged with ensuring train operations were...
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