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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lithuania Railway Blast

VILNIUS () -- The Lithuanian government urged vigilance and ordered an investigation into a weekend explosion that wrecked a railway.

A strong blast Sunday nearly demolished a bridge 35 kilometers to the southwest of the capital, Vilnius. Residents averted disaster by helping stop a passenger train that had been due to pass the bridge shortly after.

Algirdas Kliore, a senior technical railway inspector, called the blast "a serious act of sabotage."