Emergency workers on the scene of the fire near Belaya Kalitva in southern Russia
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Russian train blast hurls wreckage to sixth floor apartment

A fire on a freight train carrying a highly flammable chemical cargo has injured dozens of people in Russia.

The 71-car train caught fire as it passed through Belaya Kalitva station in the Rostov-on-Don region near the Ukrainian border.

The ensuing blast injured at least 50 people and sent wreckage flying six storeys high.

Lu Yang reports.

  • 10 May 2013
  • From the section Europe
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