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FINAL REPORTfrom technical investigation of railway accident – derailing of freight train Nr. 90570 on point Nr. 5 upon entrance in Hitrino station on 10.12.2016

FINAL REPORT from technical investigation of railway accident – derailing of freight train Nr. 90570 on point Nr. 5 upon entrance in Hitrino station on 10.12.2016
Derailment in Hitrino station on 10.12.2016

At 05:37 АМ on 10.12.2016 freight train no. 90570 of Bulmarket Rail Cargo Ltd. with 26 wagons-tanks (20 loaded with propylene, 3 with propane-butane and 3 empty), locomotive 87025 and supporting locomotive 86003 in front, with a total mass of 1756 tonnes, derailed with 12 of the wagons (from 6-the to the 17-th) while entering track no 3 at switch no 5 in Hitrino station where it was to meet with passenger train no 90201.

In result of the derailment, the tank of the 10-th wagon was punctured and the propylene that spilled over ignited spontaneously followed by a powerful thunder and shock wave. Many houses and public buildings were totally demolished, seven local residents were killed, four were seriously injured and 18 others were injured. Violated was the local urban environment and significant damages were caused to the rail track, catenary and infrastructure facilities.

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