derailment


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de·rail

 (dē-rāl′)
intr. & tr.v. de·railed, de·rail·ing, de·rails
1. To run or cause to run off the rails.
2. To come or bring to a sudden halt: a campaign derailed by lack of funds; a policy that derailed under the new administration.

[French dérailler : dé-, off (from Old French de-; see de-) + rail, rail (from English; see rail1).]

de·rail′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.derailment - an accident in which a train runs off its trackderailment - an accident in which a train runs off its track
misadventure, mischance, mishap - an instance of misfortune
Translations
vykolejení
kisikláskisiklasztás
ontsporing
urspårning

derailment

[dɪˈreɪlmənt] Ndescarrilamiento m

derailment

[diːˈreɪlmənt] n [train] → déraillement m

derailment

nEntgleisung f

derailment

[dɪˈreɪlmənt] nderagliamento
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The federal government inspector of railways (FGIR) will hold an inquiry into the causes of derailment of eight wagons of a coal train near Rahim Yar Khan.
LAHORE -- The federal government inspector of railways (FGIR) will hold an inquiry into the causes of derailment of eight wagons of a coal train near Rahim Yar Khan.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 19 (ANI): The Amtrak train derailment in the United States has highlighted the fact that train derailment is not an India-specific problem and that all over the world, railway systems suffer accidents, according to safety experts who have commented on the train disaster.
If you look into the particulars of each, almost all can be attributed to maintenance neglect,' Chavez said, adding that six cases of train derailment is 'unacceptable and unprecedented.
By: MENA NEW DELHI - 20 August 2017: The death toll from a train derailment accident in northern India on Saturday has surged to 23 while at least 81 others were injured, according to officials.
Summary: The worst accident was the November 20, 2016, derailment of the Indore-Patna Express near Kanpur that resulted in 150 deaths
A couple of hours after the derailment, passengers of the derailed train were transported to a "rescue train" and the passengers waiting at the station were requested to find alternate modes of transport.
The recommendation emerged from the watchdog agency's investigation into the February 2015 derailment and fire involving a Canadian National Railway (CN) crude oil unit freight train near Gogama.
Due to derailment no loss of life has been reported while the derailed stock was put back on the rails with hectic efforts of about two hours, the sources said.
A mechanical issue with a locomotive caused last month's train derailment at a rail yard in west Eugene, according to Union Pacific.
While no injuries were reported, the train remained engulfed in flames six hours after the derailment, officials said.
No casualty was reported as a result of derailment, the police confirmed.