A freight car carrying ammonia overturned on the Nis-Dimitrovgrad railway line in southeastern Serbia. The release of ammonia has already poisoned 51 people. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to Railly News.


According to a statement of the Serbian Ministry of Internal Affairs, ammonia was released into the air from a derailed freight train near the city of Pirot.
The statement indicated that 51 people were poisoned, and residents of the region were warned not to leave their homes.

Officials said the 20-car train was carrying toxic substances from neighboring Bulgaria. The mayor of Pirot, Vladan Vasic, noted that education would be suspended for one day in the schools of the region, where a state of emergency was declared after the accident.

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