Russian train derails near Black Sea, 80 injured: Official

MOSCOW (AFP) - At least 80 people were injured on Sunday when a Russian passenger train travelling from Siberia derailed near the Black Sea, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

Six people were admitted to hospital with substantial injuries, while the rest were only slightly hurt, the ministry said, according to Russian news agencies.

The locomotive and first five cars of the train, which connects Novossibirsk in Siberia to Adler on the shores of the Black Sea, went off the rails and slid sideways.

The driver braked sharply after noticing part of the tracks in Russia's Krasnodar region were deformed by the heat, according to a security source quoted by the Itar-Tass agency.

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