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CNN: The fire in the Severomuysk railway tunnel was the work of the SBU

According to CNN, a fire on a freight train passing through a strategic railway tunnel in eastern Russia was organized by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). Journalists report that four explosive devices were detonated while the train was moving. The explosion occurred on the Baikal-Amur Mainline, in the Severomuysky tunnel in Buryatia.

“The fire that occurred on a train traveling through a strategic railway tunnel in eastern Russia was the work of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).”, reports CNN.

The Russian side has not yet called this an attack and has not blamed Ukraine. However, it was initially reported that the cause of the fire was a short circuit; however, a few hours later, similar actions occurred with another train.

“A train with cargo is burning again in the Severomuisky tunnel. According to Baza, a freight train caught fire on a bypass track. It is known that the train contains fuel tanks, but the cause of the fire is still unknown. The explosion of two fuel tanks caused a fire on a freight train in the Severomuysky tunnel in Buryatia. According to Baza, the freight train was traveling along a bypass track when diesel fuel tanks detonated and six cars caught fire. At the moment, 4 cars have not been extinguished. The causes of the explosion are unknown. According to preliminary data, this time there were also no casualties. A fire train went to the scene to extinguish the fire.”, - Baza journalists reported.

It should be noted that the Severomuysky tunnel is the longest railway tunnel in Russia and such incidents can seriously disrupt transport links.

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