Floorless Fiasco: The 2021 Mexico City (Mexico) Railway Overpass Collapse
Background Mexico City is the capital of the North American country Mexico and holds a population of 9.2 Million people (as of 2020). The city is located in central Mexico, 94km/59mi west-northwest of Puebla and 62km/39km east of Toluca (both measurements in linear distance).
Automatic Accident: The 1971 Rheinweiler (Germany) Derailment
Background Rheinweiler is a town of 1003 people (as of 2021) in the far southwest of Germany, located 14km/8.5mi east-southeast of Mulhouse (France) and 40km/24.5mi southwest of Freiburg (Germany) in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg (both measurements in linear distance). The town sits right on the eastern shore of the Rhine…
Shattered Lollipop: The 1964 Cheadle Hulme (England) Derailment
Cheadle Hulme is a suburb to the town of Stockport with a population of 45621 people (in 1961) located in western England, 11km/7mi south of Manchester and 48km/30mi west of Sheffield in the Northwest-Region of the country (both measurements in linear distance).
Tragedy Strikes Twice: The 2013 Hosena (Germany) Train Collision
Background Hosena is a small town (Population in 2019: 1673 people) in the far east of Germany in the federal state of Brandenburg. Officially a suburb of Senftenberg since 2002, the town is located right on the border with the federal state of Saxony, 39km/24mi southwest of Cottbus and 50km/31mi north…
Something Fishy: The 2013 Brétigny-sur-Orge (France) Train Derailment
Background Brétigny-sur-Orge is a municipality of 27412 people (as of 2019) in northern France, located in the Île-de-France region 35km/22mi east of Rambouillet and 28.5km/18mi south of Paris (both measurements in linear distance).
Jammed in Traffic: The 2018 Buseck Level Crossing Collision
Background Buseck is a municipality of 12973 people (as of December 2020) in central Germany, located in the federal state of Hesse 10km/6mi east of Gießen and 56km/35mi north of Frankfurt (both measurements in linear distance).
Gone Fishing: The 2005 Cheakamus River (Canada) Derailment
Background Cheakamus River is a tributary river to Squamish River, originating at Cheakamus Hydroelectric Dam and eventually feeding the Squamish River 70km/43mi downstream. The river runs alongside British Columbia Highway 99 and the British Columbia Railway line (BCR) and is known for whitewater rafting, kayaking and fishing, especially rainbow trout and…
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