I'd never heard of this accident. How awful. I do remember the wreck in 1993 in Saraland, Alabama, where over 40 people were killed when an Amtrak train derailed on a bridge. A barge had smacked into the bridge the night before and the track was kinked.
I remember seeing the photos of the deceased, cover in sheets, lying on wooden decking. What stayed with me was that their feet were sticking out from the end of the sheets. Somehow, even though there was no blood or gore, that was even more disturbing.
I know accidents will happen with any means of transport, but I am glad there are more safety measures in place nowadays.