World's deadliest rail accidents

Published On: Jul 25 2013 11:34:35 AM CDT   Updated On: Feb 17 2015 10:23:52 AM CST

A train hauling crude oil derailed and exploded in West Virginia Monday, displacing up to 1,000 residents and contaminating the local water supply. Nobody died in that derailment, but take a look at the world's deadliest rail accidents.

Rail Accidents - Bihar
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4. Bihar (India, 1981) -- As many as 800 people died when a passenger train derailed and plunged into the Bagmati River while crossing a bridge between Mansi and Saharsa in India's Bihar region. More than 200 bodies were recovered, but many more were washed away by the river.

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