Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Investigators look into train-locomotive collision in Urals

Investigators are assessing the damage after a passenger train collided with a locomotive in the Urals this week.

"At present, the probe is underway, and for the opening of a criminal case it is necessary to accurately determine the size of damage from the train collision suffered by the railway and the injured," senior aide to the head of the Urals Transport Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee (SK) Marina Bubkina said, Itar-Tass reports. "So far only four people have sought medical attention, but we are trying to find out the exact number of the injured, therefore the criminal case opening is delayed."

The collision occurred of October 13 between a passenger train running on the Adler-Nizhny Tagil route and an electric locomotive at the Kamensk-Uralsky railway station. The passenger train's locomotive derailed and the second car tilted. Three of the 306 passengers and a female passengers car attendant were injured and are receiving medical attention, Itar-Tass reports.

The main forms of transportation in the Urals region include train, bus, electric train and airplane.