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Timeline: Subway disasters


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(CNN) -- The following is a timeline of some of the worst accidents and fatalities to occur on the world's subway networks:

February 2003

Scores killed and dozens injured in suspected arson attack at a subway station in the South Korean city of Daegu.

February 2001

Fifteen people including two children injured in rush-hour bomb blast at Moscow's Belorusskaya station, one of the busiest on the Russian capital's subway network.

June 2000

Sixty six people injured, three seriously, when a Manhattan-bound train on New York's subway system derails in Brooklyn.

March 2000

Four killed and more than 40 injured in rush hour collision between two trains on the Tokyo subway. Officials said the crash was the first fatal accident in the network's history.

October 1995

About 300 people are killed and at least 250 injured when a crowded subway train catches fire in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.

August 1995

Three people killed when a packed commuter train collides with a stationary train on the Toronto Subway.

July 1995

Seven people killed and several injured in a bomb blast on the Paris Metro system. Polcie blame Islamic militants for the attack.

March 1995

Twelve killed and thousands injured in a gas attack on the Tokyo subway. The attack, using deadly Sarin gas, was blamed on the Aum Shinrikyo cult, several of whose members have been sentenced to death.

August 1991

Five people killed and more than 200 injured when a New York City subway train derails near Union Square station.

November 1987

Thirty one killed and dozens injured when an escalator fire engulfs the ticket hall at Kings Cross station on London's Underground system. Despite extensive police enquiries one of the dead still has not been identified.

February 1975

43 dead and scores injured when London Underground train packed with rush hour commuters smashes into dead end of a tunnel at Moorgate station. The accident was London's worst every subway disaster.

August 1903

One hundred people die at Couronnes station on the Paris Metro when an empty train catches fire, filling the platform with smoke.


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