The train collided with a truck on Sakhalin, there were 180

© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Listenpreise in fotoreceptori ambulance. Archival photoThe train collided with a truck on Sakhalin, there were 180© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Listenpreise the image Bank

In the carriages of the train that Friday morning collided with «KAMAZ» on Sakhalin, there were 180 people, including 17 children, reported on Friday a press-service of the main Department of EMERCOM of Russia across the Sakhalin region.

Friday afternoon around 05.55 (21:55 GMT) on the highway Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk — Okha in the center of a stage of stations «Zaozernoye — Pugachevo» there was a collision of passenger trains and heavy-duty vehicle with a trailer.

«Nine cars of the train were 180 people, including 17 children. From hitting the cab of the vehicle caught fire. The scene went firefighters Makarov garrison of fire protection, consisting of two tankers and eight people. The fire was extinguished, managed to prevent the fire from spreading. In the accident the passengers of the train were not injured. Locomotive train front pair derailed» — said in the MOE.

The Ministry added that the collision occurred on a regulated railway crossing, the train followed the route of Nogliki-southern-Sahalinsk.

On a place of accident there has arrived the Deputy Chairman of the government of the Sakhalin region, the management of the Sakhalin railway, police Department, Prosecutor’s office, an ambulance team. Traffic on the road at the crossing quickly restored, congestion no.

Organized the evacuation of passengers by buses 11 Sakhalin passenger company and the administration of Makariv district at the station Zaozernoe 20 kilometers from the scene, where the meals and temporary accommodation. According to medical professionals, none of the passengers for medical help did not address, however, will be organized further monitoring of the condition of the people, reported in the MOE.

To the accident site arrived the auxiliary train from Poronaysk and the emergency train from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, work is underway on the disengagement of the locomotive and the setting descended the wheelset on the railway track. In the near future to fully restore the traffic on this section of the railway.

All on liquidation of consequences of road accidents employs 137 people and 22 units of equipment.