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Synonyms for derail

Synonyms for derail

cause to run off the tracks

run off or leave the rails


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Earlier this month, 20 people were injured when the same train derailed near Mianwali.
The train carrying 70 passengers was heading from Athens to the second-biggest city of Thessaloniki when it derailed in the town of Adendro, some 37 km (23 miles) away, railway company TRAINOSE said.
This is the second time in the last three months a New Jersey Transit train has derailed. On March 24, an Amtrak Acela train derailed at the same station, and 21 rail tracks had to be closed for the next four day.The derailment was attributed to ageing and deteriorating condition of the rail tracks at North America's busiest train station. 
When an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Philadelphia in May 2015, leaving eight people dead and more than 200 injured, investigation found the train was travelling at 100 mph at a curved stretch of the track where the maximum speed limit should not have been more than 50 mph, ( NBC News reported.
It is not the first time an ICE has derailed in Basel.
The train was entering Harchandpur railway station when its front portion derailed, causing nine of its coaches to go off track.
According to Northern Railways officials, accident relief trains from Lucknow and Varanasi rushed to help detach the derailed coaches and begin repairs to the damaged track, daily ( Hindustan Times reported. 
Mishra said the train could have derailed while passing over tracks that had buckled in the sweltering heat or it could be the work of miscreants.
Inge Merkel's latest novel, Aus den Geleisen (Derailed), derives its title from a recurring image: at the beginning of the story the main character, Julia Quaerens, remembers a childhood wish that the train she is traveling on would jump its tracks and continue on through the fields; at the end of the book she discovers a derailed train rotting in the wilds of Mexico.
At least two people died and 100 were left injured after a commuter train derailed close to Milan during the early hours of Thursday, reports said.
EDT - New reports confirm that at least 11 people were injured in the 12-passenger LIRR train that derailed around 9:10 p.m.
A train which was carrying propane and crude oil got derailed in Canada, adding to the growing concerns about the transportation of oil in North America after several accidents took place in 2013.
A 30-foot-wide mudslide derailed an Amtrak train traveling through Washington from Chicago on Sunday.