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    VELIKY NOVGOROD, September 13 (RIA Novosti) - Prosecutors have released two suspects in a St. Petersburg-Moscow train derailment case, and are keeping one in custody, a defense lawyer said Thursday.

    The released suspects have been ordered to remain in the country, Dmitry Fisyuk said.

    The Nevsky Express hurtled off the rails near Veliky Novgorod on the evening of August 13 on the country's busiest rail line linking Moscow and St. Petersburg following an explosion that left a crater in the tracks. Carriages were overturned and dozens were injured, none fatally.

    The blast occurred just before a railway bridge over a road, but the train, traveling at around 190 kilometers per hour (118 mph), had sufficient momentum to make it over the bridge before running into the embankment, avoiding potentially massive fatalities.

    Investigators believe the bomb that derailed the train had a yield of two kilograms (four pounds six ounces) of TNT equivalent.

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