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TransformX
18th February 2004, 02:25
From: CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/02/18/iran.train/index.html)

TEHRAN (CNN) -- More than 200 people were killed Wednesday when runaway train cars carrying flammable fuel products derailed and exploded near a populated area in northeastern Iran, officials told CNN.

Iran's state-run news agency reported 350 people were injured, and the death toll could rise.

The train was transporting gasoline, phosphorous and other industrial chemicals when the cars broke loose and derailed northeast of Tehran, officials said.

Five Iranian villages were destroyed near the site of the explosion, The Associated Press quoted Iran's official news agency as reporting.



First their jets, now their trains.
Do really you trust those people to handle nuclear stuff ?
I smell a Chernobyl 2 coming.

Umfriend
18th February 2004, 02:47
Ouch. Alledgedly, maintenance on the aicraft is lacking due to sanctions on its airline industry. An Iranian aviation official asked the US the lift these sanctions in January 2004.

Assuming the IAEA can now fully inspect Iranian Nuclear Activity, one has to wonder whether it would be advisable to lift any sanctions, if there are any, on parts for a plant as well, exactly because of Chernobyl type risks.

Novdid
18th February 2004, 07:54
Originally posted by TransformX

First their jets, now their trains.
Do really you trust those people to handle nuclear stuff ?
I smell a Chernobyl 2 coming.


:rolleyes:

Umfriend
18th February 2004, 08:42
Local papers are syaing that an earthquake (a small one I guess) cause the cars to go adrift.

Just to be clear, in post #2, I posted sort of question (would it be advisable...). My position is yes, it would.