This is the moment a loose rail on a passing freight train completely wrecks a Russian railway station in slow motion.
The costly bungle was filmed at Matveevskaya railway station in Moscow at 5.09am on 18th July.
The freight train was transporting railway rails at the time.
The footage shows how at least two rails had somehow ended up lying across the freight cars in a horizontal position.
One online commenter suggested that the train “must’ve taken a tight turn and one popped out”.
As the train passes slowly through the station, the first loose rail smashes countless glass panes and knocks over several columns.
Meanwhile, people at the station can only watch on helplessly as the destruction unfolds in slow motion.
The press service of the railway stated: “The cargo’s dimensions were violated during the transportation of the rails, resulting in damage to the passenger infrastructure on platform number 1 at Matveevskaya station.”
No one was injured in the incident. However, a huge clean-up job was needed.
Services were able to resume at the station shortly after the incident, which is now under investigation.
No delays were reported.
After the clip made its way online, netizens had fun in the comments section.
One wrote: “This looks intentionally done. Slava Ukraine.”
Another joked: “Even the steel doesn’t want to go to the frontlines.”
A third remarked: “They’ll blame NATO.”
And a fourth jibed: “In Russia, train gets you.”