World's deadliest rail accidents

POSTED: 09:34 AM PDT Jul 25, 2013    UPDATED: 08:23 AM PST Feb 17, 2015 

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.

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9. Awash (Ethiopia, 1985) --  A train traveling too fast derailed at Awash on the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway, plunging four of its five carriages into a ravine and killing at least 420 of the estimated 1,000 on board.


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