Blast derails Dagestan freight train: reports

A bomb exploded on a railway track in Dagestan on Sunday, derailing a freight train.

Blast derails Dagestan freight train: reports

A bomb exploded on a railway track in Dagestan on Sunday, derailing a freight train days after suicide bombers killed 12 people in the region, Russian news agencies reported. Nobody was hurt.

The pre-dawn blast on a line leading from Moscow to Azerbaijan caused eight carriages of a train carrying construction materials to derail, ITAR-Tass and Interfax reported, citing police and emergency officials.

Attacks in Moscow and Dagestan killed more than 50 people in the past week.

Security was tight as President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attended an overnight ceremony on Russian Orthodox Easter -- the most important holiday for the country's dominant religion.

Sunday's blast left a 3.5-meter-wide crater on the railbed and damaged some 300 metres of track, ITAR-Tass cite railroad police as saying.

A passenger train from Siberia to Azerbaijan's capital Baku was stranded on the track by the damage, it said.


Reuters

Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Nisan 2010, 18:15

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