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Russian train derails into sea during cyclone

Choppy waters off the coast of Sakhalin, Russia.
Choppy waters off the coast of Sakhalin, Russia. Image by Martin Talbot / CC BY 2.0

A passenger train on the Chekhov to Tamari route derailed into the Okhotsk Sea during a cyclone on Sakhalin Island in Russian Far East. One person is confirmed killed, and over a dozen injured. The crash happened as 150m of tracks were washed away by huge waves. Train travel between Pioneers and Chekhov stations on this route is temporarily suspended. Read more: siberiantimes.com