At least 6 killed, 45 injured as passenger, freight trains collide near Moscow

A freight train has crashed into a passenger train in the Moscow Region. There are reports about multiple injured and at least six dead. Injured passengers were being carried out of the carriages by hand. Rescuers are working at the scene, reports. According to preliminary reports, six persons were killed in the incident, one of them dying in hospital of wounds. Up to 45 passengers have been injured, 15 of them are in a serious condition.
A preliminary evaluation maintains that the problem started when the frame of one of the freight carriages broke up, sending several of them off the rails. The passenger train passing on the next railway line was struck by them, completely tearing off a side wall of at least one passenger carriage.
The Moscow Region transport department is investigating if that crash was caused by a broken rail. The passenger train was heading from Moscow to Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. The Interior Ministry’s press service reported of 394 tickets sold on the ill-fated Moscow-Chisinau train.
The freight train was carrying cargo from Renault’s production facility in Romania. It belongs to a Ukrainian logistics company.

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