International sugar train derails in central Serbia

Three out of 16 cars of an international freight train derailed on Thursday morning and turned over at the entrance to the town of Cicevac, central Serbia.

Source: RTS, Vecernje novosti, Tanjug

Nobody was injured in the accident. Unofficially, the derailment happened as the slow moving train, transporting sugar and moving from the direction of Belgrade, was being switched to another track.

Serbian Railways confirmed that the accident happened at 04:20 CET on the Belgrade-Nis railroad, and that one of the cars collided with a contact network post, resulting in a blackout on both tracks between the stations Paracin and Stalac.

Serbian Railways teams are expected to repair the damage by early afternoon, and in the meanwhile between these two stations trains are being pulled by diesel engines.

The cause of the accident is being investigated, a statement said.

Due to the disruption, trains from Aleksinac and Stalac were sent back to Nis earlier in the day, while another, departing from Paracin, was rerouted to Belgrade.

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