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Russian train derailed in explosion in Ukraine

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Russian train derailed in explosion in Ukraine


A Russian freight train has been derailed after an explosion on the tracks in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.

It happened in between the stations of Llovaysk and Kuteinikovo on Sunday evening.

On Friday, a ceasefire was announced by the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, although fighting has continued on both sides.

One railway mechanic said he believed the attack on the train was part of the ongoing confrontation.

“He, (Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko), announced the truce 
at 2200, issuing his order but already at 2300 they started to bomb 
Slaviansk. It does not look like a truce to me.”

The incident is still being investigated but railway staff say the blast was aimed at the centre of the train.

Fourteeen carriages were thrown off the rails. No-one is reported to have been injured.

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