Worst historic train fires during the XX and XXI century

Unfortunately, since the train exist as a method of transportation, there have been many accidents including fires killing a lot of people. These are the worst trail fires during the XX and XXI century.

1903 – Paris Métro train fire kills 84

1913 – Ais Gill rail crash in England kills 14 chiefly through fire on September 1

1915 – Quintinshill rail crash in Scotland kills 227 chiefly through fire on May 22

1951 – Sakuragicho commuter train fire, Yokohama, Japan, 106 killed on April 24

1972 – Hokuriku railroad tunnel fire in Tsuruga, Japan, 31 killed and 637 injured

1978 – Taunton train fire on British Rail kills 12 on July 6

1984 – Summit tunnel fire in West Yorkshire, England

1987 – Kings Cross London Underground fire London Subway system fire, London, England, 31 killed, 100 injured on November 18

1995 – 1995 Baku Metro fire kills over 200

1996 – Channel Tunnel fire between France and England on November 18

1998 – Yaounde train explosion fuel train explosion, kills 120 people

2000 – Kaprun disaster, Austrian funicular train fire, kills 155 people

2002 – Al Ayatt train disaster, Egypt

2002 – The Godhra train burning took place which lead to the 2002 Gujarat violence

2003 – Daegu subway fire in Daegu (South Korea) Train fire killed at least 198 people and injured at least 147

2003 – Ladhowal train fire, India

2008 – Channel Tunnel fire, between France and England

2012 – Nellore train fire kills 32 passengers on the Tamil Nadu Express near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, India

2013 – Lac-Mégantic rail disaster kills 47 when an unattended 74-car freight train carrying crude oil rolled downhill and derailed. More than 30 buildings in the town’s centre, roughly half of the downtown area, were destroyed.

2014 – Several tanker cars carrying crude oil caught fire along the James River in Lynchburg, Virginia.