Rail traffic suspended in Russia region after ‘explosion’: reports

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Rail traffic in Russia’s Samara region was suspended on Monday after an explosion on a bridge, Russian news agencies reported, citing rescue services.

“An intervention by non-authorised persons” caused the incident, the railways company said in a statement, adding that no-one was injured as a result.

“Rail traffic is suspended for the moment at this section,” it said.

“An explosive device damaged a pillar on a rail bridge” over the Chapaevka river, the official TASS agency quoted a source at the rescue services as saying.

Russia’s rail network has seen a number of sabotage incidents after Moscow sent troops to Ukraine in February 2022.


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