The incident happened at the 136th km of the Bryansk-Unecha railway, causing no casualties. Emergency services are working at the scene and traffic on this section of the railway has been suspended, Bryansk governor Alexander Bogomaz said.
After being derailed, the freight train carrying fuel caught fire, the Russian state railway company specified, adding that firefighters were already working on the scene to contain the consequences of the accident.
Although the railway company said that the incident was caused by "external people," the Bryansk governor did not offer statements on who could be the authors of the derailment.
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