MOSCOW, October 9 – Novosti. Fire trains of the stations Kerch, Taman-Passenger, Aivazovskaya, Dzhankoy and Krymskaya were involved in the elimination of a fire on the Crimean bridge, the departmental protection of the railway transport of the Russian Federation reports .
“To eliminate the consequences of the explosion, combat crews of fire trains of the Southern branch and the branch of the departmental protection of railway transport of the Russian Federation on the North Caucasian Railway were sent …. In compliance with the technological schedule of departure, fire trains from the stations Kerch, Taman-Passenger, Aivazovskaya, Dzhankoy and Krymskaya,” the message says.
In the course of work, fire trains alternately departed for refueling, replacing each other. After the elimination of open combustion, fire trains cooled fuel tanks. Upon completion of the operation, fire trains proceeded to the places of deployment.
On October 8, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee ( NAC ) reported that a truck had been blown up on the Crimean bridge, causing the fire of seven fuel tanks of the train. There was a partial collapse of two automobile spans of the bridge. The arch above its navigable part is not damaged, the NAC said. According to preliminary data of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, three people died as a result of the explosion.