At Least Five Dead, 45 Injured In Moscow Train Crash

A freight train collided with a passenger train that was traveling from Moscow to Chisinau in Moldova. Several carriages were derailed in the crash.

1. At least five people were killed in a collision Tuesday between a cargo train and a passenger train near Moscow, Nina Suslonova, the Moscow region’s health care minister, told the Associated Press. At least 45 others are injured.

AP Photo/ Ministry for Emergency Situations Press Service

Suslonova confirmed that all injured passengers were on the same car.

3. The crash occurred at 12:38 local time near Bekasovo 1 station, which is 37 miles from Moscow. The passenger train was traveling from Moscow to Chisinau, Moldova.

5. Russian news agency Itar-Tass has said that several carriages on the freight train derailed and then hit the passenger train.

6. The accident was caused by a crack in the rail, according to Moscow’s public transport department. Traffic on the line has been suspended.

This story is developing.

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