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Train derailment in Russia injures 60

Russian emergency officials say a train has derailed in the nation’s far east and 60 people have been injured.

Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman Irina Andriyanova says nobody was killed in the accident Thursday, but 14 of the injured were hospitalised. Russian media reported six were in serious condition.

Andriyanova says at least 10 cars from the passenger train went off the rails in the Amur region near the Chinese border. Some of the cars fell on their sides.

Russian media say Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ordered transport and emergency officials to take urgent measures to aid the injured and deal with the accident.

The train was headed from a city in Russia’s extreme north to Khabarovsk near the Pacific coast.