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MOSCOW, July 7 (Itar-Tass) - The railroad accident in Russia’s southern Krasnodar Territory, when five passenger train cars went off rails, was caused by the emergency brake application by the engine driver, a source in the local law enforcement agencies told Itar-Tass on Sunday.
“The engine driver noticed a rail deflection that might have been caused by the hot weather and applied brakes,” the source said.
According to the source, the consequences might have been much graver should the engine driver hesitate.
The accident took place in the railway section between stations Krylovskaya and Kislyakovka at 16:52 Moscow time. The first five cars of the Novosibirsk-Adler passenger train went off rails.
According to the Russian emergencies ministry, as many as 76 people were hurt in the accident. “Six persons received injuries of moderate gravity, seventy have minor injuries,” a ministry’s spokesman said. No one was killed.