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1 August 2011 / leggypeggy

Cleaning up the mess

Spilled goods from Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

There was more than a bit of a mess on the highway Saturday as we travelled from Armenia back to Georgia.

About 10 cars of a freight train, carrying fuel and other products, derailed not far from Mtskheta and Tbilisi, the national capital. The news said the accident occurred because one of the cars was ‘technically faulty’—whatever that means.

The highway, which runs along side the railway tracks, was closed for several hours while special crews cleaned up spilt fuel. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.

Our side of the road was open, so we weren’t held up for too long. I managed to get a few pictures of the mayhem as we passed by the centre of the action. The top pic is from Saturday (30 July) and the bottom pic is from Sunday when we returned from our bush camp outside of town.

Cleaning up—a day after the fact.

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