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Second American Dies as Result of Train Crash in Spain

Second American Dies as Result of Train Crash in Spain

MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images(SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain) — A 58-year-old woman from Houston died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained in the train crash in Spain, making her the second American to have died in the accident.
The Spanish paper E…

Canadian Town Evacuated After Freight Train Carrying Fuel Derails

Canadian Town Evacuated After Freight Train Carrying Fuel Derails

ABC News(LAC-MEGANTIC, Canada) — Five people are confirmed dead and the entire town of Lac-Megantic in Quebec, Canada, was evacuated after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire, officials told ABC News.
The 80-car-long freight tr…

Officials Investigate Train Collision That Caused Highway Overpass Collapse

Officials Investigate Train Collision That Caused Highway Overpass Collapse

Ingram Publishing(SCOTT CITY, Mo.) — National Transportation Safety Board officials are looking through video recordings after the collision of two freight trains caused the partial collapse of a Missouri highway overpass Saturday.
A Union Pacific fr…

Investigation Begins in Connecticut Commuter Train Crash

Investigation Begins in Connecticut Commuter Train Crash

Comstock/Thinkstock(FAIRFIELD, Conn.) — Federal transportation officials began their investigation Saturday to determine what caused two commuter trains to crash head-on in Connecticut during the Friday rush hour.At least 70 people were injured Friday…

Dozens of Children Killed After Train Collides with School Bus in Egypt

Dozens of Children Killed After Train Collides with School Bus in Egypt

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — Egyptian authorities say that barriers were not down at the site where a train collided with a school bus on its way to kindergarten class last Saturday.Fifty-one people, nearly all of them children, were killed in the …

Train Crash Kills Almost 50 Children on a Bus in Egypt

Train Crash Kills Almost 50 Children on a Bus in Egypt

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — On Saturday, almost 50 children were killed when a train crashed into a bus on its way to kindergarten school.The barriers were reportedly open when a bus full of 60 young children, ranging from the ages four to six, cr…

Midland, Texas Train Crash: Hero Vets Die Saving Wives

Midland, Texas Train Crash: Hero Vets Die Saving Wives

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(MIDLAND, Texas) — Police have identified the four servicemen who died in Midland, Texas when a freight train plowed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans and their spouses at a crossing, two of whom saved their wiv…

Argentina Train Crash Leaves Dozens Dead, Hundreds Injured

Argentina Train Crash Leaves Dozens Dead, Hundreds Injured

JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images(BUENOS AIRES, Argentina) — At least 49 people were killed and another 600 injured when a packed commuter train crashed into a retaining wall at the terminal in Argentina’s capital city at the height of rush hour W…

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