Death toll in Moscow metro accident continues to rise

Alexey Venediktov, editor-in-chief and host at the Echo of Moscow radio station, writes in his Twitter page that a survey was conducted in Moscow after the metro crash that occurred on Tuesday morning. About 95% of respondents agreed to announce a Day of Mourning in Moscow in connection with the tragic incident.

As reported earlier, at least 12 people were killed and more than 100 people injured, many of them seriously, when a Moscow subway train derailed during the busy morning rush hours.

A spokesman for the Emergencies Ministry said a power surge triggered an alarm, causing the train to stop abruptly and several cars to derail between the Slaviansky Boulevard and Park Pobedy stations.

The death toll in the subway crash is reportedly rising.

The accident is one of the most serious to hit the Moscow subway in recent years. The Moscow subway carries about 9 million passengers per day through the Russian capital.