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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Stolen Rails Cause Crash

A locomotive pulling two cisterns of liquefied gas ran off the tracks in the Rostov region after the driver failed to notice that someone had stolen 15 meters of rails, RIA-Novosti reported Tuesday.

The locomotive did not roll over, and the cisterns remained on the rails, said a spokesman for the local branch of the Emergency Situations Ministry, adding that no one was hurt in the incident. The sale of scrap metals is a burgeoning business, and neighborhoods have been left in the dark after scavengers stole cables from power lines. 

(MT)