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    Passenger Train Catches Fire After Colliding With Truck in Russia's South

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    According to the press service for the North Caucasus Railroad affiliated with the Russian Railways, the driver of the truck was injured in the accident, sustaining a head injury.

    A passenger train has collided with a Mazda truck carrying diesel fuel in the Russian republic of Adygea, according to the regional branch of the Russian Railways. 

    The driver of the train attempted to stop after the truck drove into the railroad crossing, but failed to avoid the collision due to the short distance between the two vehicles.       

    The report says that the truck caught fire after the collision.    

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    One of the train's cars has also caught fire, according to the regional emergency services.  

    The services stated that the conflagration has been contained.    

    None of the train's passengers sustained any injuries and were evacuated to the city of Krasondar by bus.

    At least two passanger trains bound for Tambov and Saint Petersburg have been delayed due to the incident.


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