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Bihar train derailment is the worst rail accident happened in India. On June 6, 1981, a passenger train with more than 800 passengers between Mansi railway station and Saharsa railway station in Bihar, derailed and fell into the River Bagmati while it was crossing the bridge.

Casualities

After five days of the accident only 200 out of 800 passengers were recovered as dead bodies with hundred more passengers missing, that were thought they were washed away by the River Bagmati.Total deaths were listed as 500-800. This stands in 4th place in the worst railway accidents by death toll in the world.

Reasons

Many reasons were told by the people responsible for this worst railway derailment accident.They are:

  • Brake failure when tried to avoid hitting a water buffalo
  • Cyclone
  • Flash floods
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