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3 June 2022: Burgrain District, Germany

A train derailment ina Bavarian Alpine resort in southern Germany killed five and injured 30. Rescuers used ladders to reach passengers who became trapped. “In the serious train accident, as of 3:32 pm (1532 GMT), four people were fatally injured,” a police statement said. The train was “very crowded and many people were using it, hence the high number of injure,” according to Stefan Sonntag of Upper Bavaria’s police force. The train departed Garmisch-Partenkirchen for Munich, when the accident took place. The operator, Deutsche Bahn, has not yet determined the cause of the accident.

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8 April 2022: Kramatorsk, Ukraine

A Russian attack on a train station in eastern Ukraine has killed as many as 50 people according to sources inside Ukraine. Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration released a statement on Telegram. The people killed were civilians waiting to evacuate the area to safety. Krylenko’s statement says the Iskander missile contained cluster munitions. Independent verification is forthcoming, reports say. Photos posted by Krylenko show heavy smoke coming from the station, fire, bodies and debris including abandoned luggage at the station.“This is an evil that has no limits,” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a separate statement. “And if it is not punished it will never stop.” He also said rescue workers were on the scene and more than 100 people were injured.

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25 May 2022: New York, New York

Police rescued a blind man who had fallen onto the track just as a train was pulling into the station. Body cam footage shows the officers running towards the man who struggled to climb back onto the platform. In the image the man’s cane can be seen.

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19 April 2022: Times Square Station, New York

Martial Simon, a schizophrenic man accused of fatally shoving Michelle Go in front of a subway train in January, will be sent to a locked psychiatric facility indefinitely, after prosecutors agreed not to contest that he is unfit to stand trial. Simon, 61, was declared unfit by Bellevue Hospital Center psychiatrists according to his lawyer. Simon had been held at Bellevue since his arrest in January. He was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Go, a consultant at Deloitte.

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29 April 2022: Manhattan, New York

Two people were killed when a subway train hit them at a Manhattan station, according to local police said. This was the latest in a rise in deaths involving “unauthorized people venturing onto the tracks.” The collision happened around 10:45 a.m., when a southbound No. 1 train pulled into the 145th Street station in Hamilton Heights. A man and woman who were on the tracks at the time, were struck authorities said. The two were pronounced dead at the scene. The police said the victims were walking through the tunnel and may have been homeless.

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22 May 2022: Manhattan, New York

A 48-year-old man was shot in the chest while riding a Q train in Lower Manhattan, the police said. Investigators believe the attack was unprovoked. The gunman fired once hitting Daniel Enriquez in the chest and killing him, a police spokesman later said. The gunman fled after the train pulled into the station. A 25-year-old man, Andrew Abdullah, was sought by the New York police in the shooting death of Enriquez and was taken into custody several days later (see entry below for more).

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24 May 2022: New York, New York

A man was charged in an unprovoked killing of a train rider in May. After the shooting, the man instructed other passengers to “put their cellphones away” the prosecutor told a judge on Wednesday. Andrew Abdullah, 25, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of the passenger, Daniel Enriquez. Appearing in Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday, Abdullah was ordered held without bail.

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31 May 2022: Kyogle, NSW Australia

The Australian Transportation Safety Bureau has begun an investigation into the derailment of freight train number 2BS4 near Kyogle, New South Wales, on 31 May 2022. At approximately 1:00am on May 31, 2022, freight train 2BS4, operated by Pacific National derailed 11 wagons near Kyogle, New South Wales. The train was traveling towards Sydney on a single line section of the North Coast line at the time of the derailment. There were no injuries but a significant amount of damage to wagons and track infrastructure occurred. The investigation is being led by the NSW Office of Transport Safety Investigations (OTSI). OTSI conducts rail investigations in NSW on behalf of the ATSB under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003. OTSI investigators have begun collecting evidence from involved and other interested parties to determine the factors contributing to the accident. This evidence will include: CCTV footage, data logger information, recent track inspection and maintenance, wagon build and maintenance history and actions of the train crew.

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12 April 2022: Brooklyn, New York

Frank R. James, a 62-year-old man injured 23 people in a Sunset Park, Brooklyn subway train shooting. Dressed in a safety-orange vest and a green construction helmet, James is accused of strapping on a gas mask, releasing two smoke grenades and firing a gun he was carrying. The gunman was reportedly on the train for eight stops, escaped in the chaos as the train came into the station. One surveillance camera, and possibly others, that could have captured the gunman was not working. The camera malfunction hampered the search for James. In the station, police found a nine-millimeter semiautomatic handgun, a hatchet and a bag of fireworks. James was later captured alive.

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29 May 2022: Atlanta, Georgia

A man was struck and killed on the MARTA tracks forcing a shutdown at the Atlanta City East Point station for more than four hours. In the early morning, a person on the northbound trackway was struck and killed by a train approaching East Point Station, a spokesperson for the agency said. “Due to emergency situation at East Point, bus bridge established from College Park to Lakewood. Northbound train terminating at College Park, southbound service terminating at Lakewood. Delays continuing on North/South line, a tweet from MARTA said.