YEREVAN, October 2. / ARKA /. Viktor Rebets, the CEO of the South Caucasus Railways (SCR), a Russian company operating Armenia’s railroads, has set up a commission to make an inquiry into an accident that occurred on October 1 on a section of the railway from Karakert to Arteni. The commission is headed by the chief engineer of the company Aram Yedigaryan.
The commission will present a conclusion on the causes of the accident and develop a list of measures to prevent accidents on the railway. The company said the people responsible for the accident will be called to account.
A spokesman for the company, Vahe Davtyan, told ARKA that 24 -year-old locomotive driver Arthur Tamazyan jumped out of the locomotive because of the brake failure and was hospitalized with various injuries.
The South Caucasus Railways is run by Russian Railways. The concessional agreement was concluded in 2008 for 30 years, with a right of extension for another 20 years after the first 20 years of operation. -0-