A Russian freight train derailed near Ukraine by an explosive device on the tracks

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The detonation of an “explosive device” caused the derailment of a Russian freight train with 20 wagons in the Bryansk region, bordering Ukraine, in the Second such incident in two days.

“An unidentified explosive device went off near Znezhetskaya station”, causing “the derailment of a locomotive and several wagons”, said the governor of Briansk, Alexandre Bogomaz.

The Russian state railway company RZD (Russian Railways) pointed out for its part that the incident was due to “the interference of people unrelated to the operation of rail transport”.

As reported RZD on his Telegram channel, the incident took place at 7:47 p.m. Moscow time (4:47 p.m. GMT) in a non-electrified section located between the Znézhetskaya and Béliye Beregá stations.

The Russian state company, which controls the entire railway network in the country, pointed out that as a result of the derailment of the locomotive and the 20 wagons “There are no victims or fire.”

“Local firefighters are working at the scene of the events and a fire train and two maintenance trains were sent,” he added. RZD.

Traffic is currently stopped on the section between Znézhetskaya and Béliye Beregá, and a command post was created to alleviate the consequences of the derailment.

This sabotage It adds to several that have occurred in recent days in various Russian regions and in the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Russia in 2014.

In the early hours of last Saturday, a drone attack caused a fire in a fuel tank in the port of Sevastopol, the base of the Black Sea Fleet, described by Ukraine as “punishment from God” for the killing of 23 civilians in the city ​​of Umán occurred last Friday.

On Monday derailed a dozen wagons of a train heading to Belarus also in Briansk, due to a device that exploded on the railways.

On the same day 1 in the Leningrad region a case was opened for sabotage due to the explosion at a high-voltage pylon.

(With information from AFP and EFE)

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