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Dozens die in Russian train crash

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Dozens die in Russian train crash


At least 39 people have been killed and over 80 injured in a Russian passenger train derailment near St. Petersburg.
Emergency crews were quickly on the scene working under flood lights to get to those trapped in the wreckage. Some 20 people remain unaccounted for.
Mobile amy hospital facilities were flown in to treat the walking wounded and those with more serious injuries.
The Nevsky Express was travelling from Moscow to St. Petersburg with more than 600 people on board.
It came off the tracks near the town of Bologoye.
Although the cause of the incident is unconfirmed there is growing evidence it was not an accident.
A search has revealed a wide crater next to the track, suggesting sabotage.
As news of the crash came through families and friends had an anxious wait at St. Petersburg station.
Two years ago, 30 people were injured when a train operating on the same line was derailed by a bomb said to have been placed by Chechen rebels.

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