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Sofia-Burgas express train runs of rails

July 12, 2014, 18:17 UTC+3 SOFIA
One persons dies
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SOFIA, July 12, /ITAR-TASS/. An express train heading from the Bulgarian capital Sofia to the Black Sea port city of Burgas ran off the tracks near Stara Zagora Saturday, the press center of the Interior Ministry said.

Preliminary data indicates four coaches of the train left the track. The incident left one person killed and another ten persons, severely wounded.

All the passengers were evacuated from the site of the crash by the time of reporting.

Prime Minister Plamen Oresharsky ordered Interior Minister Tsvetlin Jovchev to take command of the rescue operation. Teams of emergency medics, policemen and rescue workers were being drawn to the site of the accident, the details of which were being cleared out.

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