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Bulgaria: Watch a T-72 tank fail to pull a train wreck away00:52

Bulgaria: Watch a T-72 tank fail to pull a train wreck away

Bulgaria, Stara Zagora
July 14, 2014 at 14:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Bulgarian army engineers attempted to use a stripped-down T-72 main battle tank chassis to pull the wreck of a train away on Monday from the site of an accident near Stara Zagora which killed one man and injured several others.

Despite the enormous power of the V12, 780 horsepower diesel engine powering the tank, it was unable to shift the bulk of the train carriage before the retaining chain snapped.

The derailment wrecked rails near the Kaloyanovets station when the engine and four carriages left the tracks, killing the driver and severely harming 12 passengers. Government figures have estimated the repair bill at one milllion Euros.

Bulgaria: Watch a T-72 tank fail to pull a train wreck away00:52
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Bulgarian army engineers attempted to use a stripped-down T-72 main battle tank chassis to pull the wreck of a train away on Monday from the site of an accident near Stara Zagora which killed one man and injured several others.

Despite the enormous power of the V12, 780 horsepower diesel engine powering the tank, it was unable to shift the bulk of the train carriage before the retaining chain snapped.

The derailment wrecked rails near the Kaloyanovets station when the engine and four carriages left the tracks, killing the driver and severely harming 12 passengers. Government figures have estimated the repair bill at one milllion Euros.

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