Cargo Train Derailed in Russia Due to Drone Attack

Written by Henrik Rothen

May.14 - 2024 10:28 AM CET

Photo: Telegram
Photo: Telegram
Cargo train derails in Russia following suspected drone attack, igniting multiple fuel cars.

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A cargo train transporting fuel derailed and caught fire in the Volgograd region of Russia, reportedly due to a drone attack.

According to preliminary reports from Russian media, the train derailed "due to interference from external parties," as reported by 24 Kanal.

Incident Details

Russian media indicated that the incident occurred around 1:00 AM near Kotluban station. Fortunately, there were no casualties, and emergency services are currently at the scene.

Initial reports suggest that the drone attack caused two fuel cars to catch fire, with one tank allegedly exploding. This led to a fuel spill, which ignited nearby grass.

In total, nine train cars derailed. The fire has been localized, but has not yet been completely extinguished.

Eyewitnesses have shared footage of the current state of the derailed cargo train.

Drone Attacks in Multiple Regions

On the night of May 13, several regions in Russia reported drone attacks. Drones were observed in the Lipetsk, Belgorod, and Kursk regions.

Russian propagandists claimed the attacks were "successfully repelled," but the Lipetsk region experienced a fire at an electrical substation due to the drone attack.

In the Belgorod region, Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov reported that "several targets" were shot down.

Allegedly, a private house, a garage, and a bathhouse were destroyed, with windows shattered and roofs and facades damaged on several other houses.

Three cars were also damaged. Another fire broke out in the Belgorod region, with local authorities reporting that "dry grass was burning."

Russian Telegram channels reported that air defense systems were active in the Kursk region and claimed that eight drones were shot down.

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