A commission from the State Railway Administration (Ukrzaliznytsia) was scheduled to travel to the site of the collision between a freight train and a passenger train near Moscow (Russia) on May 20, the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia announced this to the Interfax Ukraine news agency.
Ukrzaliznytsia also confirmed that the freight train’s carriages belong to the Ukrainian State Transport Service Center Liski (Kiev).
As reported earlier, a Moscow-Chisinau passenger train collided with a freight train between the Bekasovo and Nara trains stations at about midday on Tuesday.
According to an Interfax source at the Russian Railways company, the freight train collided with the seventh carriage of the passenger train at a tangent because, according to preliminary information, an axle of one of the freight train’s carriages broke. However, according to the Moscow Department of Transport, 16 carriages of the freight train derailed because of a broken rail.
Another source said that the freight train was transporting a cargo belonging to the Renault concern from Romania. The Russian Ministry of Health reported that five people were killed and thirty injured as a result the train collision.