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12 coal-laden railway cars derail in Primorye

February 20, 2014, 9:12 UTC+3 VLADIVOSTOK
According to the data of the Far Eastern Railway (FER), the incident was caused by fracture of the side frame of a bogie of one of the cars
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VLADIVOSTOK, February 20. /ITAR-TASS/. Twelve coal-laden railway cars have swerved off the rails in Primorsky Territory (PT), damaging the tracks and the power supply system of the odd-number track of the TransSib (Trans-Siberian Mainline Railway) on the approach to the port city of Nakhodka.

According to the data of the Far Eastern Railway (FER), the incident was caused by fracture of the side frame of a bogie of one of the cars.

The incident occurred on Thursday morning, local time. None was hurt and there is no harm to the environment.

Nine suburban passenger trains that ply between Nakhodka, Partizansk, and Vladivostok have been cancelled. The management of the FER passenger transportation system and the Express Primorye Company, together with officials of the PT administration have arranged for the transportation of passengers from Partizansk to Nakhodka by motor vehicles.

Damage control operations are involving maintenance trains from Partizansk, Ussuriisk, and Pevaya Rechka (first river) (Vladivostok) Stations. A commission, headed by FER chief Mikhail Zaichenko, left for the scene of the incident to survey the damage.

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