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Sludge flood causes MÁV HUF 500m in damages

A flood of sludge from a ruptured reservoir at an alumina plant in W Hungary caused state-owned Hungarian railway company MÁV about HUF 500 million in damages, the company said on Monday when asked by MIT.

The flood caused about HUF 400 million in damage to infrastructure, including HUF 300 million in damages to tracks and HUF 100 million to traffic systems and high-voltage cables, MÁV said. Operating bus service between destinations on the damaged tracks as well as diverting freight trains cost another HUF 100 million, it added.

The flood a week earlier damaged hundreds of homes in several villages and caused at least eight deaths. (MTI-Econews)