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Ukraine: Authorities suspect landmine was cause of train blaze near Russian border00:30

Ukraine: Authorities suspect landmine was cause of train blaze near Russian border

Ukraine, Krasnodon
April 4, 2016 at 18:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

A train reportedly carrying coal and petrol burst into flames at a railway station in Krasnodon on Monday. Local authorities suspect a landmine to be the cause of the blaze.

Witnesses near the railway station reported that an explosion preceded the fire in the first carriage which contained petrol, before quickly spreading to the following carriages which contained coal.

Footage from the site emerged showing thick black smoke billowing from several carriages on fire as local residents stand to watch. Emergency services rushed to the site and fought for 90 minutes to extinguish the fire.

Information regarding the cause of the fire and casualties are yet to be officially disclosed to the public.

Ukraine: Authorities suspect landmine was cause of train blaze near Russian border00:30
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A train reportedly carrying coal and petrol burst into flames at a railway station in Krasnodon on Monday. Local authorities suspect a landmine to be the cause of the blaze.

Witnesses near the railway station reported that an explosion preceded the fire in the first carriage which contained petrol, before quickly spreading to the following carriages which contained coal.

Footage from the site emerged showing thick black smoke billowing from several carriages on fire as local residents stand to watch. Emergency services rushed to the site and fought for 90 minutes to extinguish the fire.

Information regarding the cause of the fire and casualties are yet to be officially disclosed to the public.

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