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9 injured as train carrying 328 passengers derails in Mongolia
Central Asia | incidents | 09:42, 13 August 2018 | 718

AKIPRESS.COM - At least four coaches of a train with 328 passengers aboard derailed in southeastern Mongolia on Sunday, injuring nine passengers including three children, Xinhua reports citing the authorities.

According to the latest report of the local Emergency Management Agency, the train was traveling from the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator to Sainshand, the capital city of the southeastern province of Dornogovi.

The accident took place at around 4:50 a.m. local time (2050 GMT, Saturday) near Airag soum, about 120 km northwest of Sainshand. It was raining heavily there when the accident occurred.

The injured, one of them in critical condition, were taken to a local healthcare center.

The accident is currently under investigation, and railway traffic in the area was indefinitely halted.

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