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At least 28 people have died after a bus carrying German tourists plunged off a road and overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

BBC

 


3/11/2004: 191 people are killed and nearly 2,000 are injured when 10 bombs explode on four trains in three Madrid-area train stations during a busy morning rush hour.

HxC


3/2/1944: A train stops in a tunnel near Salerno, Italy, and more than 500 people on board suffocate and die.

HxC

“……either the train was unable to pull the overloaded freight cars up the slope or the train stopped to wait for a train descending in the opposite direction. In any case, the train sat idling in the tunnel for more than 30 minutes. While this might not have posed a severe danger in some circumstances, the train’s locomotives were burning low-grade coal substitutes because high-grade coal was hard to obtain during the war and the coal substitutes produced an excess of odorless and toxic carbon monoxide.

Approximately 520 of the train’s passengers were asphyxiated by the carbon monoxide as they sat in the train…..”


North Macedonia: A bus carrying workers crashed into a ravine outside Skopje Wednesday, killing 14 people and injuring about 30

Daily Mail

“…………Venko Filipce, the newly renamed European nation’s health minister, said seven people were pronounced dead at the scene and the rest died after being taken to a hospital. Six of those injured had life-threatening conditions…..

The bus was carrying about 50 people when it veered off a highway linking Skopje with…. Tetovo and plunged 10 meters (30 feet) into a small ravine, landing upside down. The cause of the crash…wasn’t yet known…..”


At least six people were killed and 16 more wounded Wednesday in an accident that happened as a passenger train was crossing a long bridge between two islands in central Denmark.

NPR

 


A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass Thursday at a station in the Turkish capital of Ankara, killing nine people and injuring dozens.

CBS


12/12/1917: More than 500 French soldiers are killed when their train derails in Modane, France.

History


Arkansas: One child was killed and at least 45 others were injured when a charter bus carrying a youth football team from Tennessee rolled off an interstate off-ramp and overturned.

CBS


Uganda: At least 35 people died as overcrowded boat capsizes on Lake Victoria

CNN


China: At least 14 killed and 27 injured in highway pile-up.

CBS


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