MOSCOW, 8 March – RIA Novosti. Twenty-three carriages with coal went off the rails in the Trans-Baikal Territory, there were no casualties, a spokesman for the emergency services told RIA Novosti. The Trans-Baikal Railway clarified that, according to preliminary data, 25 wagons of the freight train had descended.
It is noted that the incident took place on Monday in the Mogochinsky district.
“The descent of 23 wagons with coal freight train, no casualties, two emergency recovery trains follow to the place,” – said the representative of the emergency services. According to him, a delay in the movement of six trains is expected.
As specified on the website of the Trans-Baikal Railway, “there was a descent, according to preliminary information, of 25 freight train cars” on the Chichatka – Zhanna section, because of the incident, the gauge of the neighboring track was violated. Movement on the stretch was temporarily suspended.
“There are no casualties, there is no threat to environmental safety,” the railway workers inform, adding. that delays in passenger trains are expected.