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Russia: chemical train explosion injures 17


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Russia: chemical train explosion injures 17

An explosion on a freight train 1,000 kilometres from Moscow has injured 27 people.

The accident happened near Belaya Kalitva station in the Rostov-on-Don region.

Carrying chemicals and oil products at the time, one of the railcars hit the sixth floor of a residential building.

Thirteen people are in hospital and a criminal investigation is looking for safety breaches.

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