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Massive explosion as Ukrainian kamikaze drones blast Russian freight train

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A RUSSIAN freight train was blasted in a Ukrainian kamikaze drone strike sparking a massive explosion.

The suspected Ukrainian attack derailed a dozen wagons and caused mayhem on the line close to Volgograd, some 400 miles from the nearest Kyiv-controlled territory.

The train was derailed in the Volgograd region

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The train was derailed in the Volgograd region
Ukrainian drone hits and derails Russian freight train in Volgograd region, causing explosion of at least one fuel tank, damage to rail tracks, and fire

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Ukrainian drone hits and derails Russian freight train in Volgograd region, causing explosion of at least one fuel tank, damage to rail tracks, and fire

A major inferno was seen on the railway line at Kotluban station.

The cargo train was carrying diesel, timber and scrap metal.

The line is close to an arsenal of the Main Missile and Artillery Directorate of the Ministry of Defence, near the village of Kotluban, say reports.

A witness in a train passing on an undamaged line said: “Everything is mangled.”

He saw an exploded oil wagon and badly burned timber. 

“Firefighters are here – one carriage is all torn up, lying across the tracks,” he said.

Officially the train crashed because of “interference by outsiders in the operation of railway transport.”

But BAZA media outlet  – and others – reported an attack by drones.

One local source said: “The train was apparently in motion, since the wagons were scattered.”

Russian sources said the fire had been extinguished and one track reopened. 

Kyiv has admitted previously carrying  out sabotage attacks on Russia’s railway system to disrupt military logistics, including far from the front lines in the nearly 27-month-old war.

Ukraine says that targeting Russia’s military, transport and energy infrastructure undermines Moscow’s war effort and is an answer to the countless deadly attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure by Putin’s forces.

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