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An explosion has derailed a Russian train travelling between Moscow and St Petersburg, injuring dozens of passengers, officials say.
Russian Railways said in a statement the blast was caused by "outside action", suggesting it may not have been a technical fault. No other details were given.
"As a result of an explosion at 5:38pm (GMT)... several carriages of passenger train number 166 from Moscow to St Petersburg were derailed," it said.
The derailment happened in the Novgorod region, about 500 kilometres north of Moscow.
Russia's Emergencies Ministry spokesman Viktor Beltsov says 27 people have been admitted to hospital to have injuries treated.
"Three are in a serious condition," he said.
Russian news agencies have reported a total of 60 people hurt, but that most did not require hospital treatment.
Officials say 12 carriages and the train had been derailed.
Citing law enforcement sources, Interfax news agency says a crater measuring about 1.5 metres in diameter has been found underneath one of the carriages.
The line between Moscow and Russia's second city of St Petersburg is among the country's busiest.
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