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Twelve of the most recent train disasters in Europe

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Twelve of the most recent train disasters in Europe
Tuesday's train collision in Puglia is one of Italy's worst. Photo: Mario Laporta/AFP
09:12 CEST+02:00
At least 27 people died on Tuesday in a head-on collision between two trains in the southern Italian region of Puglia in the latest rail tragedy to hit Europe.

Here are some of the others that occurred in recent years:  

November 6th, 2002: FRANCE - A compartment on the night train from Paris to Munich catches fire near the station in Nancy, killing 12.

Photo: Olivier Morin/AFP

May 8th, 2003: HUNGARY - 33 killed in a collision between a train and a coach at a crossing in the western town of Siofok.

Gabor Kertezk/AFP

June 3rd, 2003: SPAIN - 19 die when a passenger train crashes into a freight train near Chinchilla.

January 7th, 2005: ITALY - 17 killed in a collision between a passenger train and a goods train near Bologna.

Photo: Nico Casamassima/AFP

September 22nd, 2006: GERMANY - 23 killed when a magnetic-levitation train crashes on a test track near the north-western town of Lathen.

June 30th, 2009: ITALY - A derailment and a subsequent explosion on a train carrying liquid petroleum gas kills 29 at the station in the town of Viareggio.

Photo: Nico Casamassima/AFP

February 15th, 2010: BELGIUM - Two trains collide in a Brussels suburb, killing 18 and injuring 95.

January 29th, 2011: GERMANY - Ten people die and 22 are injured when a regional passenger train collides with a goods train at Hordorf in eastern Germany.

March 3rd, 2012: POLAND - Sixteen people are killed and around 60 injured when two trains crash head on as they travel on the same section of track at Szczekociny, some 200 kilometres (120 miles) south of Warsaw.

July 24th, 2013: SPAIN - A train bound from Madrid shoots off the tracks near Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain, killing 80 passengers and injuring 144.

November 14th, 2015: FRANCE - Eleven people are killed and 42 injured after a TGV train derails during a test run in northeast France. Accident investigators say the train was travelling too fast.

Photo: AFP

February 9th, 2016: GERMANY - A collision between two regional trains leaves 12 dead and 85 injured in Bavaria in southern Germany.

 

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