MOSCOW, February 05. /ITAR-TASS/. Thirty-two wagons derailed in northern Russia’s Kirov region and gas condensate spilled. More than 400 people were evacuated, no people were hurt, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Russian Investigative Committee said on Wednesday.
A tank with gas condensate on the freight train en route from Zuyevka to Lyangasova caught fire as a result of broken power line at 04:30 Moscow time (00:30 GMT) at the 980th kilometer of railway station Pozdino on Gorkovskaya Railway, the Investigative Committee said.
“As a result of fire, 32 wagons derailed and gas condensate spilled. Dwellers of neighborly houses and workers of a bakery were evacuated, no people were hurt in the incident,” the committee said.
“An inquiry prior to investigation is in progress,” the press service of the Investigative Committee told Itar-Tass. “A team of detectives and operatives are working at the incident site. A procedural decision will be taken upon results of the inquiry,” the committee added.
Regional emergency situation department noted that 32 wagons of the freight train with gas condensate derailed and 12 wagons caught fire then. Fifty-seven wagons are cordoned off.
Russia’s Investigative Committee filed a criminal case upon the derailment of wagons, fuel spill and fire outbreak.
Four residential houses and several private houses are situated in the incident area, a total of 435 dwellers were evacuated. No people were hurt.
Emergency teams, police, prosecutor’s office, restoration brigades of Gorkovskaya Railway are working at the incident site. The incident area is fenced off. Warm-up stations and hot food are provided.
Thirteen long-distance passenger trains were delayed over the incident, the press service of Gorkovskaya Railway told Itar-Tass.
Trains will go bypassing the railway station.