Railway bridge in Russia’s Kursk region damaged, explosions heard in Belgorod overnight
An explosive device damaged a railway bridge on Sunday in the Kursk region of Russia, which borders Ukraine, and a criminal investigation has been started.
The explosion on Sunday caused a partial collapse of the bridge near the village of Konopelka, on the Sudzha-Sosnovy Bor railway, the region’s government reported in a post on Telegram.
Overnight on Monday, two loud explosions could be heard in the area of Belgorod.
According to the region’s governor Vyacheslav Gladkov, there was no damage or casualties.
Social media users reported seeing bright flashes in the sky and hearing the sound of explosions.
Recent weeks have seen a number of fires and explosions in Russian regions near the border, including Kursk.
An ammunition depot in the Belgorod region burned after explosions were heard, and authorities in the Voronezh region said an air defence system shot down a drone.