The reason of collision of trains with a passenger part of the Brest — Moscow most likely was the refusal of brake system of electric train, which the locomotive crew had to use emergency braking. This is stated in the message of the RCDS, arrived in edition “Tapes.ru” on Sunday, April 9.
“The results of initial investigations including after questioning the drivers, the version that the emergency braking locomotive crew for the trains used in order to prevent arrival on the pedestrian, not confirmed and was due to the failure of its braking system”, — stated in the press release of the Ministry. To check this version of the seized documents for service composition.
The investigation is considering other versions of the accident.
The investigation, which involved the Moscow interregional investigative management on transport SKR, is conducted under part 1 of article 263 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Infringement of safety rules of movement and operation of railway transport, entailed causing of a large damage”).
In parallel, the check is conducted by the Moscow interregional transport Prosecutor’s office.
On the evening of 8 April in the Belarusian direction of the Moscow railway (MZHD) there was an emergency. The train Moscow — Usovo an emergency halt, with the result that the composition spontaneously drove off in the opposite direction and collided with standing long-distance train Moscow — Brest.
According to the Railways, injured 50 people. 12 victims were hospitalized, according to the Ministry.