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In this photo provided by the Ministry of Emergency Situations Kirov Branch press service, men are silhouetted against burning tankers early Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, near Posdino in Kirov region of Russia, some 800 km northeast of Moscow.
Nearly half of a Russian freight train's 65 cisterns carrying natural gas through the Kirov region exploded around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday in a derailment that prompted the evacuation of nearly 700 nearby residents, authorities said.