‘ Two Suspects Who May Be Responsible for Moscow Metro Crash Arrested ‘

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – July 16  – Two suspects who may be responsible for the Moscow metro crash on July 15 have been detained, spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee (IC) Vladimir Markin told ITAR-TASS.

“Investigators of the main IC investigation department today detained two persons suspected of transport safety rules violation (article 263.1, part 3 of the Russian Criminal Code).

English: Escalator at the Park Pobedy station ...

English: Escalator at the Park Pobedy station of Moscow Metro (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They are track supervisor of the Moscow Metro State Unitary Enterprise Valery Bashkatov and his assistant Yuri Gordov,” Markin said.

According to investigators, since late May 2014, preparatory work was launched on the stretch between the Park Pobedy and Slavyansky Bulvar stations for installing the rail switch mechanism to putting a new rail section into operation.

“A number of contractors and sub-contractors were involved in these operations. Bashkatov and Gordov were directly involved in this work and were controlling its performance.

The work was improperly performed: the rail switch mechanism was fixed by a simple 3-mm wire that broke.

This caused the electric train derailment, the death of 22 people and injuries of varying severity to more than 150 passengers,” he said.

According to Markin, the suspects have already been interrogated.

“The investigation plans to bring charges against them and select the measure of restraint,” he said.

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‘ Moscow Metro Victims Mourn The Dead ‘

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – July 16 – Moscow Metro derailment victims mourned as People are bringing flowers and candles to Moscow Metro’s Slavyansky Bulvar and Park Pobedy (Victory Park) stations as the Russian capital mourns the 22 victims of the train derailment, which happened between those stations during the rush hour on Tuesday morning(RT).

Moscow Metro Victims Mourned

Of the 180 people injured in the fatal incident, 129 remain in hospitals, according to an emergency services tally.

The affected line of the station remains closed as the repair of the damaged tunnel is under-way.

The cause of the derailment, which left three cars badly damaged, has not been established yet, but the investigation ruled out a terrorist attack.

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` Six Car Oil-Train Derailment Cause Unknown Though One of 100 Cars is Known to have Leaked ‘

 

#AceWorldNews – COLORADO – May 09 – Emergency crews have been working to clear a six-car oil train derailment that leaked some crude into a ditch Friday in northern Colorado, AP reported.

A vacuum truck was brought in to suck up the spill, with tanker trucks nearby to transfer the oil.

State and local emergency officials determined that one car of the 100-car train was leaking after the 8 a.m. derailment near LaSalle, about 45 miles north of Denver.

The cause of the derailment was under investigation, said Micki Trost, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Division of Emergency Management. Crews had contained the spill to a ditch away from any waterways, Trost said.

The amount of oil spilled wasn’t immediately known, but a vacuum truck was brought in to suck up the spill. Tanker trucks lined up nearby to transfer the oil.

According to The Greeley Tribune (http://tinyurl.com/m96ows9 ), the train was loaded in nearby Windsor with Niobrara crude and was bound for New York. Niobrara oil comes from the Niobrara shale formation in Colorado, Wyoming and Kansas. It’s not considered as volatile as Bakken crude from North Dakota and eastern Montana.

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” Two Dead and Seven Injured as Train Derails in the French Alps”

#AceBreakingNews says `2 dead, 7 injured as train derails in French Alpsfirefighters

cropped-header-breaking-news.jpgThere are at least two dead and seven have been injured as a train derailed in French Alps, according to AFP citing the firefighters.

The train, traveling from the coastal city of Nice, was en route to the town of Digne-les-Bains, capital of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, when the accident happened.

According to preliminary information, the train hit a rock on the track and one of the cars derailed, said firefighters.

Three medical teams and a helicopter were sent to the scene. A rescue operation to free those trapped in the train continues.

Photo – Le #train qui a déraillé se trouve a flanc de colline (Nice Matin)#déraillement pic.twitter.com/dK3Mbudo7V

— Arnaud Tousch (@nanotousch) February 8, 2014

Photo aérienne impressionante du #train qui a déraillépic.twitter.com/biHDRZLVZe (Nice Matin) #déraillement #pignes

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