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VLADIVOSTOK, January 22 (Itar-Tass) — The leakage of the aviation kerosene was stopped from the tanks, which capsized on the Trans-Siberian Railway in the Amur Region. “The fuel leakage is not reported now,” the press service of the Far Eastern regional emergency situation centre reported on Tuesday.
Eleven semi-tanks of the freight train derailed, seven semi-tanks capsized. The aviation kerosene leakage was reported from four semi-tanks. No fire was reported, there is no threat to the life and health of people, the press service said.
The incident with the freight train consisted of 70 wagons moving eastwards occurred at 17:50 Khabarovsk time (10:50 Moscow time) on the railway in the Skovordino district in the Amur Region. A total of 150 metres of the up railway line and one pylon of the railway power line were damaged.
The railway authorities had to suspend the train traffic to Vladivostok from Moscow and Penza. The down train traffic was opened in the Amur Region.
The restoration works continue on the up railway line. The cleanup of the railway track, the replacement of the damaged railway track and the restoration of the railway power line continue. The restoration trains and the fire trucks from different districts of the Amur Region are involved in the restoration works. Over 180 people and about 10 units of machinery are involved in the cleanup of the aftermaths of the emergency situation.