10 Of The Most Shocking Train Disasters In History

Awash, Ethiopia

Awash is still home to the worst train disaster in Africa that happened in January 14, 1985. Due to a simple mistake of the engineer not slowing down the train heading into a curve, he toppled everyone into a ravine. 428 passengers died and nearly 600 more were injured.

Ciurea, Romania

A brake malfunction led to a train taking a different route instead of its destination to the Ciurea Station on January 13, 1917. It was able to avoid a crash with another train while going down a steep hill, but it eventually went off the rails and exploded into flames. An estimated 600 to 1,000 people died on board.