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17 freight cars derail in the Khabarovsk region

January 05, 2012, 4:00 UTC+3

The accident damaged 120 kilometers of railway track

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MOSCOW, January 5 (Itar-Tass) — Repair workers continue liquidating the aftermaths of derailment of 17 freight cars in the Khabarovsk region. The accident damaged 120 kilometers of railway track. No casualties have been reported. However, the incident disrupted the movement of two passenger trains: the first was on its way from Komsomolsk-on-Amur to Khabarovsk, the other was bound for Komsomolsk-on-Amur from Khabarovsk.

"The passengers of these trains will be delivered to destination by buses. Those who will wish to return their railway tickets will be able to do that at any railway station and get back the full price," the Russian Railways company said.

An investigation is under way. The causes of derailment are being established.

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