NewsRussia alleges sabotage on its territory as 19 rail cars derail

Russia alleges sabotage on its territory as 19 rail cars derail

The derailment of nineteen freight train wagons
The derailment of nineteen freight train wagons
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ed. MUP
4:06 PM EST, November 11, 2023

In the Ryazan region, Moscow Railway reported that 19 freight train cars derailed, which is suspected to be an act of sabotage directed at Russian forces.

"Today, at 10:12 PM EST, on the Rybnoye-Checkpoint section, 19 freight train cars derailed due to suspected intervention by unauthorized individuals in the operation of railway transport," reported the Railway. The assistant to the driver sustained minor injuries and a medical team was dispatched to the scene.

The Moscow Railways noted, "The derailment in the Ryazan region has not affected the movement of passenger trains." Rescue trains from Rybnoye, Voskresensk, and Ryazan stations were dispatched to clear the aftermath of the derailment. According to the RIA Novosti agency, the incident posed no threat to the environment.

The incident was also reported by Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. He stated, "There was an act of sabotage on the railway in the Russian Ryazan region, resulting in 19 freight train cars derailing".

The Moscow railway claimed this was due to the "intervention of unauthorized individuals in the operation of railway transport." Reports from the Russian public suggest the involvement of partisans.

On the still-available X service post (formerly known as Twitter), photos of the derailed and severely damaged cars were also shared.

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