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Bomb Threat Stops Kaliningrad-Moscow Train In Belarus

A Kaliningrad-Moscow passenger train was stopped at the Orsha train station in Belarus due to a bomb scare.

Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reports the train's chief engineer ordered passengers to collect their luggage and evacuate the train when it arrived at Orsha, where the temperature is minus 10 degrees Celsius.

The more than 500 passengers were taken to the train station while security personnel searched the train.

More than 200 policemen accompanied by explosives experts and sniffer dogs were involved. Some two hours after the train ws stopped passengers were told they could return to the train and continue their journey.