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As a result of the crash of a passenger train in the Sakhalin region, 17 people were injured

All of them are hospitalized, сообщает State Emergency Situations Ministry for the region.

The train derailed as a result of the blurring of the track. The train followed the route Kholmsk - Chekhov. It consisted of two cars.

Ранее RIA News with reference to the representative of the operational headquarters reported that the result of the accident killed the driver. However, according to the message TFR, the assistant to the machinist perished. The Ministry of Emergency Situations does not inform about the victims of the accident.

Investigators of the Far Eastern Investigative Directorate on Transport of the SK of Russia organized a pre-investigation check.

The press service of the Far East Railway reported that the cause of the accident, according to preliminary information, was the erosion of the railway track mound storm waves. The path is damaged for more than 150 meters. The movement of trains between Pioneer and Chekhov stations is temporarily suspended.

In the train at the time of the descent was 45 passengers.

Rehabilitation trains from the stations Kholmsk, Poronaisk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk are sent to the scene.

A commission headed by the Deputy Head of the Far Eastern Railway - Chief Auditor for Train Safety Pavel Demin left for the site.

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