The Ural Investigative Directorate of Transport of the Investigative Committee (IC) of Russia opened a case on the derailment of 17 carriages with coal of a freight train in the Chelyabinsk region. This is stated in a message released on Tuesday, March 16, by the press service of the department.
It is clarified that the criminal case was initiated under Part 1 of Art. 263 (“Violation of the safety rules for railway transport, which, by negligence, entailed major damage”) of the Criminal Code (Criminal Code) of the Russian Federation.
According to preliminary information from the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Chelyabinsk region, due to the actuation of the brake system at the freight train, there was a separation from 26 to 68 cars. Of these, 17 wagons loaded with coal lie on the tracks in both directions. Three overhead supports were damaged, and a railway track of about 500 m was also damaged.
109 people and 11 pieces of equipment were involved to eliminate the consequences of the accident, including 36 people and six pieces of equipment from the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
The incident took place on the morning of March 16 at the 1978 km of the Syrostan-Khrebet section of the South Ural railway, 17 freight cars with coal derailed (a total of 68 cars in a freight train). There were no casualties as a result of the accident.
Earlier it was reported that the investigating authorities began to check.