Inspectors piece together train crash

  • 1998-11-19
  • Philip Birzulis
RIGA - Technical faults are being blamed for Latvia's worst railway accident since independence. In the early hours of Nov. 11, 14 cisterns loaded with diesel fuel went off the tracks and burst into flame on the Krustpils-Jelgava line.It took three fire-fighting trains and various rescue services from different parts of Latvia almost ten hours to extinguish the blaze. No one was injured, but while Latvian Railways has yet to price the damage there are considerable losses to rolling stock, railway infrastructure and cargo.Janis Petersons, director of the Latvian Railways rolling stock depart...
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