Worst Train Wreck in History. The worst train wreck in world history was in India in 1981 when a cyclone blew a train off its tracks and into a river, killing over 800 people. That was over-shadowed this week in North Korea, where a train carrying explosives, actually exploded and destroyed much of the surrounding area.
It was in Ryongchon, bordering China, and it is estimated to have killed or injured 3,000 people and destroyed two buildings and about 1,850 apartments and houses. Now that was a big bomb. The bomb was reported as the type used in mining, but also in the article is that NK leader Kim Jong Il passed through the town hours earlier. Is there more to this story than it appears?