May 2, 1977 at 17:10 there was a crash with serious consequences near the waypoint Kryzhovka (Minsk branch of the Belarusian Railway).

Largest railway accident

This is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply.

Passenger train No. 280 Grodno-Orsha at a speed of about 35 km/h drove into the tail of suburban electric train No. 548 Olekhnovichi-Minsk, which was standing at the stopping platform.

According to official figures, as a result of the crash, 22 people died (according to unofficial data – up to 200 people), 82 people were injured (18 of which were severe).

Largest railway accident

Largest railway accident

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