KHABAROVSK, January 4. /TASS/. Traffic along one track of the Gorely-Skovorodino section of the Zakaikalskaya Railroad in Russia’s Far East, where seven cars of a cargo train had derailed, has been restored, the Railroad said in a statement.
Earlier the regional department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry reported that seven cars of a cargo train got derailed at the Zabaikalskaya Railroad in the Amur Region.
"On January 4, at 03:20 local time, the crisis response center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Main Directorate in the Amur Region received a report that presumably seven railroad cars derailed at the 7,283rd kilometer of the Zakaikalskaya Railroad at the Gorely-Skovorodino section," the report said.
No one was injured. The cargo train comprised 44 open cars loaded with lumber and empty platforms with containers and was going in the northern direction along the route Skovorodino-Tynda, it said.
The incident reportedly blocked rail traffic in both directions. Five passenger trains were delayed in connection with the incident. The cause of the derailing it being established.