09.01.2018: Bei einer Kollision zweier Züge in Germiston, östlich von Johannesburg, wurden am Dienstagmorgen (09.01., Ortszeit) rund 200 Personen größtenteils leicht verletzt.
Anhaltende Zugverkehrseinschränkungen sind möglich. Reisende sollten Verspätungen in ihrer Reiseplanung berücksichtigen.
2017-12-22: According to media reports, a heavy train accident occurred near the village Kritzendorf, in the cadastral municipality of the municipality Klosterneuburg in Lower Austria, around 06:00 p.m. on Friday evening (22 December, local time). According to initial reports, two passenger trains collided near the station and toppled over. Authorities have called the highest alert. Accordingly, several people were injured and passengers are still trapped in the wagons.
Update 2017-12-21: According to current reports, multiple people drowned in the ferry disaster on the east coast of the Philippines. According to the authorities, rescue teams were looking for missing persons in waters near the town of Dinahican, about 74 kilometers east of the capital, Manila. 199 of the 251 people aboard the sunken ship were rescued.
Update 2017-07-28 (2): The train that collided with a buffer stop at the Franca railway station during morning rush hour was a regional train on the R2 line, arriving from Sant Vicenc de Calders. At least 48 people were injured, at least 18 were hospitalized, with five people severely injured. Authorities have put in place an emergency number, 0034 900 1010 20.
Railway traffic disruptions are to be expected. Travellers are advised to schedule additional time for their journeys.
2017-07-05: On Wednesday (05 July) a bus accident occurred in the city of Layyah, in Punjab State. At least eleven people were killed and at least 14 others were injured. According to the local authorities a bus and a tractor collied.
Local traffic disruptions are to be expected. Travellers should exercise heightened caution and follow instructions by local authorities.
2017-05-01: According to media reports from Monday (01 May), at least three people were killed in a crash of a small airplane in the province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia. Spanish authorities confirmed the identities as German citizens. So far it is not clear whether they are residents or tourists. The travelers were on their way from Muchamiel to Granada.
Travellers are advised to inform themselves on-site and take into account instructions by authorities.
2017-03-29: Multiple people were slightly injured by a fire in a Peruvian Airlines aircraft after landing at the airport in Jauja, 175 kilometres east of Lima, on Tuesday afternoon (28 March, local time). The aircraft landed after conducting an unscheduled flight from Lima.
Ongoing air traffic disruptions are possible at the airport. Passengers are advised to contact their airline or tour operator about the current flight status in advance to their journey to the airport.
Update 2017-01-04: In the train derailment on Wednesday morning (04 January, local time) more than 70 passengers were injured, though none of the injuries were life-threatening. Several streets in the area surrounding the Atlantic Terminal have been closed.
Further disruptions in local and train traffic are to be expected. Travellers should follow instructions by local authorities.
Update 2016-11-21: After the heavy train crash in India, the number of deaths has risen to more than 130. According to media reports, at least 133 people were killed, more than 200 others were injured. The rescue work was continued overnight Monday (21/22 November, local time).
In the early Sunday morning (21 November, local time) a long-distance train, the Patna-Indore-Express, derailed in the northern Indian state Uttar Pradesh. According to the authorities, about 2,500 people were on board. The reason of the accident is still unclear.
Update 2016-10-24: On Monday at 11:30 a.m. (24 October, local time) the international Airport Malta has resumed operations, albeit in a limited capacity.
Residual delays are to be expected. Travellers in or to Malta are advised to contact their airline or tour operator about the current flight status in advance to their journey to the airport. Local traffic disruptions are possible.