Recent deadly train derailments in Europe

Dozens of people were killed and many more injured after a passenger train derailed in northwestern Spain. Here are some recent deadly train accidents in Europe.
Dozens of people were killed and several more injured after a passenger train derailment in northwestern Spain. Here is a look at some recent deadly train derailments in Europe. (Lalo Villar/Associated Press)

Dozens of people are dead following a train derailment in northwestern Spain on Wednesday night. Here are some recent deadly train accidents in Europe. 

  • July 12, 2013: Six people are killed and nearly 200 injured just south of Paris when four cars slide off the tracks as a passenger train speeds through the small French town of Bretigny-sur-Orge. 
  • April 22, 2012: A woman dies of injuries a day after two trains collide head-on in Amsterdam. At least 16 people are seriously injured. 
  • April 13, 2012:  Three people are killed and 13 injured in a train crash near Frankfurt when two trains collide and derail. 
  • March 3, 2012:  Two trains collide head-on in southern Poland, killing at least eight people and injuring around 50. 
  • Jan. 30, 2011:  A head-on collision between a cargo train and a passenger train kills at least 10 people and injures 23 near the eastern German village of Hordorf. 
  • Dec. 9, 2010:  One person is killed and two others are injured after a train derailed in southern Greece between the cities of Argos and Tripoli. 
  • Aug. 6, 2010:  A train derails in southern Italy, killing one passenger and leaving about 30 injured on the outskirts of Naples, its destination. 
  • July 23, 2010:  Switzerland's popular Glacier Express tourist train derails in the Alps, killing one person and injuring 42 on its journey between Zermatt and St. Moritz. 
  • Feb. 15, 2010: A train wreck in Buizingen, Belgium, kills 18 people and injures 55. 
  • July 1, 2009:  Thirty-two people are killed and 26 injured when a train carrying liquefied gas derails and explodes while travelling through a downtown neighbourhood in the Tuscan seaside town of Viareggio. 
  • Oct. 6, 2008: A local passenger train runs into the back of a long-distance train near Budapest, Hungary, killing four people and injuring 26. 
  • Jan. 27, 2008:  A passenger train derails in central Turkey, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens of others, possibly due to ice on the tracks. 
  • July 3, 2006: A local passenger train crashes in the southern city of Valencia, killing 43 people. Excessive speed is blamed.