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Russian Train Collision Death Toll Climbs to 6

World | May 21, 2014, Wednesday // 11:57| Views: 592 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Russian Train Collision Death Toll Climbs to 6 The passenger train which was damaged by the derailed freight train near Moscow. Photo by EPA/BGNES

The death toll from Tuesday's train collision near Moscow has climbed to 6, while 25 people remain in hospital.

A freight train derailed and collided into a passenger train between Naro-Fominsk and Bekasovo, on the Kiev-bound railway, around 1 pm Moscow time Tuesday. Most of the victims were citizens of Moldova, RIA Novosti revealed. Among the injured were 3 children.

"The investigation team is working to determine the cause of the accident, but according to preliminary data, the freight train could derail because of the broken rail, poor state of the freight train or violations in the actions of the train's brigade", an official has said.

The passenger train was bound for Chisinau, Moldova.

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