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Soviet Train’s Brakes Fail; Dozens Injured

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.


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