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Russia: fuel train derails, catches fire near Kirov

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Russia: fuel train derails, catches fire near Kirov

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A freight train carrying fuel tanks has derailed near Kirov, 900 miles east of Moscow. Around a dozen of the tanks ignited, sending huge flames and a cloud of smoke into the air.

400 people have been evacuated from the area because of the fire.

More than 250 firefighters have been sent to put out the blaze.