Passenger Train in Russia Derails: 25 Dead 100 Injured 40 Missing
A passenger train in Russia derailed today leaving 25 dead and 100 injured with 40 people still missing from the 660 passengers.
A major rescue effort continues as the government said 25 people had died, with 100 injured, and another 40 unaccounted for among 660 passengers.
A small crater has been found under one of the rails, sparking speculation of a possible terrorist act.
"Several versions are being considered. It must be just a pit someone dug out. Or the crater was left by an explosive device," the agency quoted the source as saying.
The numbers were originally 10 dead and 130 injured, then 22 dead and 54 injured but they have been adjusted now as more people have been found in the wreckage.
The train was traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg and the crash occured 280 kilometres outside of St. Petersburg at 9:38pm local time.
The train is a high speed train called the Nevsky Express, which is the equivalent of Japan's bullet train. Rescue workers were trying to free people trapped in the wreckage, but at this point it is not clear how many fatalities were from people on board the train or from the surrounding area.
State media outlets said at least four carriages derailed. Police were investigating a small crater underneath the rails.
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