Saturday, Nov 28th, 2009
At least 22 people were feared dead and more than 55 injured on Friday night after several carriages of a train travelling from Moscow to St Petersburg derailed.
The cause of the accident was unclear but police were investigating the possibility of a terrorist attack.
The carriages came off the track as the train was en route between Russia’s two main cities on one of the country’s busiest rail links. A government spokesman said the accident to the Neva Express happened at 9.30pm (18.30 GMT) near the town of Bologoye, some 250 miles north-west of Moscow and 150 miles south-east of St Petersburg.
Four carriages came off the rails as the train was travelling between stations in Aleshinka in the region of Tver and Uglovka in Novgorod region, Russian Railways told Russia’s Interfax news agency.
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This article was posted: Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 2:00 am