Five die in Bulgarian train LPG blast

Five people died and at least 20 were injured, some critically, when a goods train transporting LPG gas derailed in Bulgaria.

The accident happened near the village of Hitrino in the Shoumen region of on December 10.

The explosion destroyed or seriously damaged a large number of houses near the railway line.

The cause of the explosion has not been confirmed.

The train had been travelling from the Bulgarian Black Sea port city of Bourgas to Rousse. It was carrying 26 tanks, 20 of which were propylene, three LPG and three were empty.

A team from the Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water has been measuring substances in the air.

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