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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8. Balvano (Italy, 1944) -- Some 426 people illegally riding a steam-hauled freight train died of carbon monoxide poisoning when the train stalled on a steep gradient in the Armi tunnel near Balvano in southern Italy.

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