Train derails in Russian Far East, 60 injured

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June 12, 2008 11:49

Russian emergency officials said Thursday that a train has derailed in the nation's far east and 60 people have been injured. Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman Irina Andriyanova said nobody was killed in the accident Thursday, but 14 of the injured were hospitalized. Russian media reported six were in serious condition. Andriyanova said at least 10 cars from the passenger train went off the rails in the Amur region near the Chinese border. Some of the cars fell on their sides. Russian media reported that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ordered transport and emergency officials to take urgent measures to aid the injured and deal with the accident. The train was headed from a city in Russia's extreme north to Khabarovsk near the Pacific coast.


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