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August 18, 1988 | Reuters
A Moscow-bound express train derailed at high speed on a stretch of defective track and burst into flame, killing 22 people and injuring more than 160, Tass news agency said Wednesday. The agency said that warnings about the track had been issued a day before the accident occurred Tuesday on the line linking Moscow and Leningrad. The warnings apparently were not passed on to crews of trains passing through the area.
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November 11, 1990 | United Press International
Two trains struck a passenger bus Saturday at a railroad crossing in the Ural Mountains city of Sverdlovsk, killing 16 people and leaving 13 in critical condition, the official Tass news agency said.
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June 6, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Three freight cars packed with explosives blew up at a railroad station 65 miles south of the industrial city of Gorky, killing at least 68 people and injuring 230 others, the Soviet government reported Sunday. The explosion, which occurred Saturday morning at Arzamas, 250 miles east of Moscow, hurled the freight train, including the locomotive, high into the air. It gouged a crater 80 feet deep and 165 feet in diameter and destroyed or damaged more than 400 buildings.
NEWS
July 10, 1990 | United Press International
A bus ignored a barrier at a railway crossing outside the city of Petrozavodsk and collided with a passenger train, killing 27 people and injuring at least 24, all of them passengers on the bus, the official Tass news agency said Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1988 | From Reuters
Thirty-four rescue workers were hospitalized suffering from the effects of poisonous fumes after toxic liquid spilled from a train crash near the Soviet city of Yaroslavl, the Tass news agency reported Tuesday.
NEWS
October 5, 1988
A runaway Soviet freight train carrying tons of high explosives slammed into a coal train at a switching yard in Siberia and exploded, killing four people and injuring 280, the Soviet news agency Tass said. The blast in the city of Sverdlovsk left a crater nearly 200 feet across and 32 feet deep and triggered a fire and a second explosion at an oil storage tank in the yard, the Izvestia newspaper said.
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July 10, 1990 | United Press International
A bus ignored a barrier at a railway crossing outside the city of Petrozavodsk and collided with a passenger train, killing 27 people and injuring at least 24, all of them passengers on the bus, the official Tass news agency said Monday.
NEWS
August 10, 1987
Many people were killed when a Moscow-bound passenger train collided with a freight train whose brakes failed as it sped into a station, the labor newspaper Trud said. Railroad workers reportedly had worked frantically to find a free track for the runaway train just before the crash Friday north of Rostov-on-Don. The newspaper did not give an exact number of deaths but referred to "tens of people" as having lost their lives.
NEWS
November 26, 1988 | From Reuters
Dozens of people were injured, some seriously, when a Soviet freight train's brakes failed and it crashed into a passenger train near the Volga river city of Kuibyshev, the Tass news agency reported Friday. The accident occurred Thursday when the Kharkov-to-Vladivostok express stopped at a red light and was rammed from behind by the freight train, Tass said. It was the latest in a string of Soviet rail accidents that have killed 123 people since June.
NEWS
November 11, 1990 | United Press International
Two trains struck a passenger bus Saturday at a railroad crossing in the Ural Mountains city of Sverdlovsk, killing 16 people and leaving 13 in critical condition, the official Tass news agency said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1989
About 50 water beds were airlifted this week from Los Angeles International Airport to the Soviet Union for use in treating people who suffered burns in the recent train disaster in the Ural Mountains. The beds were sent to Moscow's Vishnevsky Institute for distribution to burn centers, said Janet Bridgers, a spokeswoman for the sponsoring Waterbed Health Organization, a Los Angeles-based group that promotes the benefits of water beds.
NEWS
November 26, 1988 | From Reuters
Dozens of people were injured, some seriously, when a Soviet freight train's brakes failed and it crashed into a passenger train near the Volga river city of Kuibyshev, the Tass news agency reported Friday. The accident occurred Thursday when the Kharkov-to-Vladivostok express stopped at a red light and was rammed from behind by the freight train, Tass said. It was the latest in a string of Soviet rail accidents that have killed 123 people since June.
NEWS
October 5, 1988
A runaway Soviet freight train carrying tons of high explosives slammed into a coal train at a switching yard in Siberia and exploded, killing four people and injuring 280, the Soviet news agency Tass said. The blast in the city of Sverdlovsk left a crater nearly 200 feet across and 32 feet deep and triggered a fire and a second explosion at an oil storage tank in the yard, the Izvestia newspaper said.
NEWS
August 18, 1988 | Reuters
A Moscow-bound express train derailed at high speed on a stretch of defective track and burst into flame, killing 22 people and injuring more than 160, Tass news agency said Wednesday. The agency said that warnings about the track had been issued a day before the accident occurred Tuesday on the line linking Moscow and Leningrad. The warnings apparently were not passed on to crews of trains passing through the area.
NEWS
June 12, 1988
The death toll in the explosion aboard a freight train near the Soviet city of Gorky on June 5 has risen to 100, with 200 people still hospitalized, the Communist Party newspaper Pravda reported. The paper said gross negligence was responsible for the blast on three cars loaded with industrial chemicals. Pravda said some people were still missing and 700 families had been left homeless by the blast.
NEWS
June 6, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Three freight cars packed with explosives blew up at a railroad station 65 miles south of the industrial city of Gorky, killing at least 68 people and injuring 230 others, the Soviet government reported Sunday. The explosion, which occurred Saturday morning at Arzamas, 250 miles east of Moscow, hurled the freight train, including the locomotive, high into the air. It gouged a crater 80 feet deep and 165 feet in diameter and destroyed or damaged more than 400 buildings.
NEWS
March 25, 1988 | Associated Press
A landslide from a trash heap crashed down onto a rail line in the western Ukraine, burying the tracks under a giant layer of dirt as high as a 10-story building in some places, the Tass news agency said Thursday. Tass said a 1,800-foot stretch of track on the Lvov-Uzhgorod line was covered after 17.5 million cubic feet of dirt slid off a refuse dump outside Kamenitsa station in the Transcarpathia region. Tass did not say when it occurred.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1989
About 50 water beds were airlifted this week from Los Angeles International Airport to the Soviet Union for use in treating people who suffered burns in the recent train disaster in the Ural Mountains. The beds were sent to Moscow's Vishnevsky Institute for distribution to burn centers, said Janet Bridgers, a spokeswoman for the sponsoring Waterbed Health Organization, a Los Angeles-based group that promotes the benefits of water beds.
NEWS
March 25, 1988 | Associated Press
A landslide from a trash heap crashed down onto a rail line in the western Ukraine, burying the tracks under a giant layer of dirt as high as a 10-story building in some places, the Tass news agency said Thursday. Tass said a 1,800-foot stretch of track on the Lvov-Uzhgorod line was covered after 17.5 million cubic feet of dirt slid off a refuse dump outside Kamenitsa station in the Transcarpathia region. Tass did not say when it occurred.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1988 | From Reuters
Thirty-four rescue workers were hospitalized suffering from the effects of poisonous fumes after toxic liquid spilled from a train crash near the Soviet city of Yaroslavl, the Tass news agency reported Tuesday.
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