Grain train derails after explosion in Crimea

Grain train derails after explosion in Crimea

The railway company says the incident is the result of “third party actions”.

A freight train carrying grain derailed in Crimea on Thursday. Russian officials said there were no reports of casualties.

“In the Simferopol district, wagons carrying grain derailed,” Crimea’s governor Sergei Aksyonov said on the Telegram social network, adding that rail traffic between Crimea’s two main cities, Simferopol and Sevastopol, was suspended.

Media close to Russian authorities say the explosion caused the train to derail.

The explosion opened a crater 15 meters in diameter and damaged 50 meters of tracks, according to Mash’s team.

In a statement, the railway company in the region assured that the incident was the result of “third party activities”.

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