Four wagons carrying diesel fuel have derailed in Mehedinţi County (south-western Romania) Thursday morning. One of the wagons cracked, then overturned and had minor leaks. Rail traffic in the area of Balota is blocked, the Emergency Inspectorate (IGSU) informs.
“Of the four wagons, one has overturned. The overturned one had minor leaks. The area has been surrounded by a protection cordon and the railway experts are expected to investigate and solve the fuel problem and to re-rail the wagons,” IGSU has also informed.
There have been no casualties, but rail traffic was blocked in the accident area.
According to the CFR, about 100 passengers from a shuttle train expected to transit through the area have got off the train in Balota station and were taken over by automobile means.