World's deadliest rail accidents

POSTED: 09:34 AM PDT Jul 25, 2013    UPDATED: 08:02 AM PDT Mar 27, 2014 

The driver of a commuter train that jumped off the track and barreled up an escalator at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport earlier this week admitted she had "dozed off" before the accident. Nobody died in that derailment, but take a look at the world's deadliest rail accidents.

Rail Accidents - St Michel de Maurienne
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2. Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne (France, 1917) -- A train carrying at least 1,000 French soldiers on their way back to the Italian front during World War I derailed as it descended into the Maurienne Valley, causing a catastrophic crash that killed approximately 700 people.


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