VLADIVOSTOK, January 5 (Itar-Tass) — Twenty-seven empty tank-cars of the freight train, which was en route from the railway station Tynda to the railway station Khani in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), derailed in the Amur Region. Thirteen tank-cars capsized, 100 metres of railway track were destroyed, no casualties were reported. The press service of the Amur regional emergency situation department has made this updated report about the railway incident.
One pylon of the auxiliary electric power line, from which the signal spots of the Larba-Elgakan railway line were provided with the electric power supply, was broken in the railway incident. The restoration works continue at the railway incident site. As many as 82 emergency workers, five units of machinery were involved to eliminate the aftermaths of the emergency situation, a restoration train arrived from the railway station Tynda, one more restoration train is about to reach the railway station Yuktali. The railway track is expected to be restored at 08:00 Moscow time on Saturday. According to the preliminary reports, the elimination of the aftermaths of the railway incident will take 24 hours.
The Moscow-Neryungri passenger train number 76 may be delayed on the railway section, where the tank-cars derailed. The train is carrying 154 passengers, including 19 children. The train is planned to be stopped at the railway station Lopcha in the Tynda district. All passengers will be provided with hot meals and drinking water. The needed food stock is available, the master of the train said.