At least 80 people have been injured with 15 in hospital after a passenger train derailed in southern Russia. It’s thought the driver applied the emergency brake after seeing that track deformed due to heat, a police source said.
Five cars derailed when the 19-car train heading from Novosibirsk in Siberia to the Black Sea resort of Adler came off the tracks in the Kuschevsky district of the southern Krasnodar region.
“At 16:52 Moscow time, the first five cars of train No.140H derailed on the haul between Krylovskaya and Kislyakovka. The cars overturned and are lying on their sides,” spokesman for the Emergencies Ministry, Oleg Voronov, told ITAR-TASS news agency.