The Top 5 Deadliest Train Accidents

  Location Date Estimated Number of Deaths Cause
1 Galle, Sri Lanka December 26th, 2004 1000+ Tsunami
2 Bagmati River, India June 6th, 1981 800+ Flash flooding/Braking to avoid cow
3 Chelyabinsk, Russia June 3rd, 1989 750+ Exploding gas pipeline
4 Guadalajara, Mexico January 18th, 1915 600+ Derailment
5 Modane, France December 12th, 1917 573+ Derailment
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Sources:  Top 5 of Anything research 2013.

List Notes: Data is the top 5 deadliest known train accidents. Please note: past death toll statistics can be difficult to verify and therefore these numbers should be considered as close estimates.
Deadliest Train Accidents

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