FACTBOX-Global train accidents with highest fatalities over past decade

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A Taiwan express train with almost 500 aboard derailed in a tunnel on Friday, killing at least 48 passengers and injuring 66 in the island’s worst rail disaster in almost four decades.

Following is a list of train accidents around the world with the most fatalities over the past decade:

Oct. 31, 2019 – Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan. At least 64 people killed, 30 injured due to a fire on a passenger train

Sept. 5, 2019 – Tanganyika Province, Congo. More than 50 people killed when a passenger train derails

Oct. 19, 2018 – Amritsar, India. More than 50 people killed and more than 200 injured when a train runs into a crowd celebrating a festival

Nov. 25, 2016 – Semnan, Iran. 49 people killed, 103 injured when derailed passenger train runs into broken down passenger train

Nov. 20, 2016 – Pukhrayan, India. 150 people killed, 150 injured when a passenger train derails

Oct. 21, 2016 – Eseka, Cameroon. 79 people killed, more than 550 injured when a train derails

July 24, 2013 – Santiago de Compostela, Spain. At least 79 people killed, 140 injured when a high speed train derails on a curve

Nov. 17, 2012 – Manfalut, Egpyt. At least 50 children killed when a school bus is hit by a train

Feb. 22, 2012 – Buenos Aires, Argentina. 51 people killed, more than 700 injured when a train crashes into a buffer stop at a station

July 10, 2011 – Fatephur, India. 70 people killed, more than 300 injured when a mail train derails

(Compiled by Jane Wardell; Editing by Michael Perry)

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