In the Dolinsky district of the Sakhalin region, a suburban passenger train, which was traveling along the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Tomari route, collided with a truck. On this subject reported press service of the regional office of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
The accident occurred at a level crossing three kilometers from the village of Arsentievka. According to preliminary data, the driver’s cabin of the train caught fire after the collision.
Governor of the Sakhalin region Valery Limarenko clarified that the fire started due to a fuel spill that occurred after a train collided with a dump truck. At the scene of the accident, employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, an ambulance and firefighters are working. fire eliminated .
Head of region reported that there were 99 people on the train. According to him, several passengers were slightly injured, and for medical assistance address one person is a dump truck driver. There is no information on the dead.
Some of the passengers have already left the scene on their own. Passenger buses have also been sent there, which will take people to the settlements where they originally traveled by train, the governor added.
How writing “ASTV”, the cab of the truck was ripped off and the wheel bridges flew off. According to the publication, before the collision, the train driver applied emergency braking, but the distance to the car was insufficient and the accident could not be avoided.