The Security Service of Ukraine staged an explosion on November 30 on the Baikal-Amur Mainline in the Russian Federation – in the Northern River Tunnel. Bessolova in Buryatia. The railway track was significantly damaged, and dozens of fuel tanks burned down. The Russians are investigating the case as a terrorist attack.

TSN.ua has collected everything that is known about the explosion of the BAM tunnel in Buryatia.

Explosion in the BAM tunnel – what is known

On the night of November 30, an explosion rang out on the Baikal-Amur Mainline, namely in the Severmuysky tunnel. Bessolov, located in Buryatia. During the movement of the freight train, four explosives went off.

Ukrainian journalist Andriy Tsaplienko, citing his own sources, said that it was another successful special operation of the SBU. The department itself has not yet commented on this information.

It should be noted that part of the BAM section in Buryatia is the only serious railway connection between Russia and China. The aggressor country uses this route for military supplies, but now its work is paralyzed.

Severmuysky tunnel in Buryatia / Photo from Russian publics

Ukrainian authorities about the explosion in a tunnel in Buryatia

Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the President's Office, said that it is necessary to wait for official confirmation of the trace of the Ukrainian special services in this incident.

"We will wait for the official comments of our special services. However, it is obvious that they absolutely control certain processes in Russia, moderate and have access. That is, I would say that both the Security Service of Ukraine and the Main Intelligence Directorate can work very powerfully in Russia," Podolyak said.

He also expressed his conviction that "there are citizens of Russia on its territory who are quite effective in destroying certain objects."

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What do the Russians say about blowing up the tunnel on the Baikal-Amur Mainline

In Russia, the incident on the railway was recognized, but at first it was claimed that it somehow exploded there on its own – as if the wiring was short-circuited. Russian Telegram channels reported damage to three freight cars.

"A freight train of 50 cars began to enter a tunnel near the Okusikan station in Buryatia when the driver heard the sound of an explosion. A fire broke out in one of the cars. The train driver and his assistant were not injured. As a result of the incident, three tank cars were damaged – one of them burned out completely," the public said.

Already on December 1, the Russians said that the cause of the explosion in Buryatia was sabotage. Investigators opened a criminal case under the article "terrorist attack". It is specified that unknown persons blew up a freight train (50 wagons) on the Ichikit-Okushikan stretch – these are 41 tanks with diesel fuel and three tanks with aviation fuel. According to the locomotive crew, while moving through the tunnel, the tension was relieved and the train slowed down. While the crew was investigating the cause, heavy smoke began in the tunnel. So the crew secured the train and left the tunnel.

Videos from the site of the explosion also appeared on the Web. Nighttime footage shows tanks engulfed in flames and an area nearby.

Consequences of the explosion in the tunnel – what is damaged

According to the Russians, as a result of the explosion in the tunnel, 16 tanks from the "head" of the train burned out. A hole was found in two tanks (20 and 22 from the "head") in the drainage area.

After the explosion, 14 tanks were removed from the scene of the incident, but further transportation of the cars is not yet possible, because the explosion seriously damaged the rails, and the fuel flooded them.

It is reported that later in the area there was . Four tanks burned down, two more were damaged by fire. According to preliminary data, the fuel spilled over an area of 150 square meters. m.

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