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Russia: Woman Dies From Injuries In Train Blast

Volgograd, August 12 (RFE/RL) - A 44-year-old woman died from wounds suffered in today's bomb blast aboard a crowded passenger train near the southern Russian city of Volgograd.

Itar-Tass says the woman died from her injuries at a hospital in the city of Volsk. Three other passengers are still being treated. Five others were treated at the blast scene for more minor injuries.

The bomb exploded on board the Astrakhan to Volgograd train at 5 a.m. local time. The crowded passenger train had just pulled out of the Trubnaya station, some 15 kilometers south of Volgograd.

It was the third bomb to explode or be planted on this railway line in the past three weeks, and the latest in a series of unsolved blasts on Russia's transport network.

An explosion rocked an empty passenger train at Volgograd station on July 25 but no one was hurt. No one has so far claimed responsibility for today's blast.