On Wednesday afternoon, a freight train, which was allegedly carrying Ukrainian grain, derailed in the Romanian county of Iasi.
This was reported by the Romanian TV channel Pro TV, reports ProAgro Group with reference to European Truth.
According to the Romanian Railway, the accident occurred around 17:20 local time. The train consisted of 32 Ukrzaliznytsia cars weighing 733 tons. As a result of the accident, 11 cars derailed and overturned.
According to Pro TV sources, the train was returning to Cristesti station from the Romanian port of Constanta, where it was loaded with grain from Ukraine.
The preliminary cause of the accident was said to be the bad condition of the railroad, but they did not rule out problems with the cars.
Romanian Railways refused to confirm the information, but noted that due to the accident they would organize alternative routes of railway traffic.
Earlier, former Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Dmytro Senyk said that amid Russia’s naval blockade, Ukraine has established two channels for grain exports – via Poland and Romania, and is also negotiating with the Baltic states.