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20 Injured in Train Derailment in Russia


Thu 27 Jun 2024 | 10:58 AM
Israa Farhan

Twenty people were injured on Wednesday after multiple carriages of a passenger train carrying over 200 passengers derailed in the far north of Russia, local authorities reported.

The train was traveling from the city of Vorkuta, beyond the Arctic Circle, to the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk in southern Russia.

The derailment occurred near the town of Inta in the sparsely populated and harshly climated Komi Republic.

Vladimir Uyba, head of the Komi Republic, stated on Telegram, "There were 215 passengers on the train.

Twenty people were injured, three of them seriously." He noted that the rear carriages had derailed, but authorities have not disclosed the cause of the incident.

Transport accidents are not uncommon in Russia, especially in remote and isolated regions of the vast country, which boasts one of the world's largest railway networks.

There have been numerous reports of sabotage on Russian railways since Moscow launched its offensive against Ukraine. 

Authorities have attributed these acts to Ukrainians or Kyiv supporters, as railways are a crucial part of the logistical network for the Russian military.

Several individuals have received severe penalties for damaging infrastructure that supplies electricity to the trains.