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18 Jun 2018 | 12:03 PM UTC

Kazakhstan: Deadly train derailment in Jambyl region June 17

Kazakhstan News Alert

At least one killed and three injured in train derailment in Jambyl region on June 17; disruptions on Astana-Almaty line possible June 18

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/17/2018, 12:00 AM until 6/18/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Almaty). COUNTRY/REGION Jambyl region

Event

At least one person was killed and three others injured when a train derailed in the Jambyl region around 13:25 (local time) on Sunday, June 17. Nine cars of a passenger train derailed, including three that overturned completely. The incident was reportedly caused by the sudden braking of the conductor after seeing a buckled rail. Disruptions are expected on the line connecting the capital Astana to Almaty on Monday, June 18; residual disruptions in the coming days should not be ruled out.

Advice

Individuals traveling to Astana or Almaty via rail are advised to confirm the status of their trains and allow for longer travel times.

 

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