Repair of Damaged Railway Section in Blast with Oil Cistern Is Under Completion in Georgia

Oil&Gas Materials 26 August 2008 15:44 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 26 August / Trend corr. E.Ismayilov / Repair of railway section nearby Gori city, which was damaged as a result of blast of many cisterns on 24 August, is under completion in Georgia, the Azerbaijani State Railway (ASR) said on 25 August. Azerbaijan transports own oil cargos, as well as transit cargos from the Central Asia to the Black sea ports of Georgia.

"At present, work is being done to resume section of the road, which was damaged in the blast, and work should be completed soon," the ASR said.

Two cisterns of the Kazakh transit oil delivered to Batumi blasted, 12 cisterns got different damages, as well as 20 cisterns were detached from the composition and did not get any damage (the composition comprises 34 cisterns).

On 24 August, the blast took place at the military base in Skra, which the Russian troops mined three days before their leaving, and splinters fell on near composition of oil products. The composition had been to stop, when the Russian troops blasted bridge in Grakali village. As a result of this incident, railway communication was cancelled between Western and Eastern Georgia.

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