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Other NewsDec 30 2017 (23:54) Yearender 2017: From Hirakhand Express to Kalinga Utkal Express - Train Accidents That Shook The Nation
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New Delhi: Year 2017 has witnessed a numerous train derailment incidents and accidents that claimed hundreds of lives and left scores injured. The series of train derailment incidents and accidents even forced Suresh Prabhu to offer resignation from his post of railway minister but, it was during the reshuffle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Council of Ministers in October that Prabhu was replaced with Piyush Goyal.
As far as accidents were concerned, despite Prabhu’s exit, the actual numbers showed an improvement from last year. Derailments decreased – from 78 in 2016-2017 to 37 – in the first eight months of this year. During April 1 to November 30, a total of 49 consequential train accidents took place in comparison to 104 in 2016-2017 and...
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