Explosion puts more heat on railways

  • 1998-12-03
  • Philip Birzulis
RIGA - On top of the train crash a few weeks ago that was Latvia's worst since independence, the explosion of a stationary fuel cistern on the outskirts of Riga has added to the country's railway woes.A leak of 59 tons of diesel fuel at the Mangali station on the night of Nov. 29 was caused by an explosion, the BNS agency reported."It is absolutely clear that this was sabotage," said Janis Ivanovskis, an officer with the Firefighting and Rescue Service.According to Janis Petersons, director of the Latvian Railways rolling stock department, potential rail accidents are discovered almost ever...
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