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By Robert Rapier on Jun 27, 2008 with no responses

Mumbai’s Deadly Trains

Given my recent trip to Mumbai – in which I took a trip on a very packed train – this story caught my attention: Mumbai’s deadly trains claim a dozen daily MUMBAI (AFP) – The death toll on Mumbai’s railways averages a dozen a day — more than a whole year on New York’s subway system, which has an average annual accidental death rate of eight. In the first four months of this year, 1,146 commuters died and 1,395 were injured, railway police said. Many of the victims had been hanging on the side of the packed trains, unable even to wedge themselves inside, and fell to their deaths after losing their grip, they said. Last year’s total toll was… Continue»