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Russian commercial train derailed after Ukrainian drone strike

A Ukrainian drone strike derailed a commercial train and set fire to an oil tank in the southern Russian region of Volgograd, destroying hundreds of meters of railway tracks, Russian media reported today. The Russian Railways agency said only that the derailment was caused by the intervention of unauthorized persons, but Russian media reported that the train was attacked by a drone. Images released by Baza, a channel on the Telegram platform linked to Russian security services, show freight train cars lying along tracks. “As a result of the intervention of unauthorized persons in the railway transport operation, carriages of a commercial train derailed at Kotluban station,” Russian Railways announced. “According to preliminary information, there are no injuries. At this time, train traffic in the area of ​​Cotluban station has been suspended.” The oil tank and timber wagons caught fire, which was extinguished, Russian state news agency RIA reported, citing the Emergencies Ministry […]
Source: News Beast

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