60 injured in suspected sabotage against Russian train

At least 60 people were injured when an express train derailed overnight Monday near Novgorod in north-western Russia in a case of suspected rail sabotage, the Interfax press agency reported.

60 injured in suspected sabotage against Russian train
At least 60 people were injured when an express train derailed overnight Monday near Novgorod in north-western Russia in a case of suspected rail sabotage, the Interfax press agency reported.

Among the casualties, 20 people had serious injuries including three in critical condition.

A possible bomb crater beneath the rails may have caused the mishap, which derailed the train's electric locomotive and all 13 carriages. There were about 250 passengers on board, local disaster response authorities said.

There was no official confirmation of the possible sabotage or indication of potential motives.

DPA
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