Diplomat calls US’ allegations about isolation of Russia in UN 'strange'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:58
Experts say Russian hackers strongly demonized in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:35
Ferrari drivers clock best time in Practice Two of Russia F1 GP in SochiSport April 28, 19:54
Red Bull’s advisor Marko says Kvyat to possibly remain with Toro Rosso next yearSport April 28, 19:16
Pope Francis blesses pregnant TASS correspondent en route to EgyptWorld April 28, 18:55
Russian diplomat says use of military force against North Korean unacceptable, dangerousRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 18:45
UN chief calls for lowering risk of miscalculation concerning North Korea issueWorld April 28, 18:15
Moscow deeply regrets Montenegro’s decision to join NATORussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 18:07
Maria Sharapova reaches Porsche Grand Prix semifinalsSport April 28, 17:50
“The investigation established that repair works were underway at the given stretch of the railway shortly before the collision,” Tatyana Morozova said.
A passenger train collided with a freight train between the stations of Bekasovo and Naro-Fominsk, located on the Kiev-bound railway some 50 kilometers (34 miles) from Moscow’s center at around half past noon Moscow time (8:30 GMT).
Sixteen cars of the freight train derailed near the station of Bekasovo and crashed falling into the passing by passenger train en route from Moscow to Chisinau eventually smashing two of the train’s cars with people inside.
The Moscow Department of Transportation earlier reported that the accident had been caused by a distorted railway.
The Interior Ministry reported that there were about 400 people in the passenger train as the total number of tickets sold stood at 394.
Vadim Andronov Head of the Naro-Fominsk district, Moscow Region Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered Vice-Premier Olga Golodets to make everything necessary to help the people affected.
The cause of the train accident near Moscow was the disconnection of container freight train which damaged passenger train, Russian Investigative Committee representative Vladimir Markin said earlier.