• Death toll rises to 20 in Moscow metro crash: July 16 declared Day of Mourning in Moscow

    The death toll in Moscow’s subway crash has reached 20, the Health Ministry said. Some 150 people were injured in the metro train crash, with 50 remaining in a grave condition.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his condolences to the families of the people killed in the Moscow metro train crash, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. The president wished all those injured in the accidents to get better soon, Peskov added.

    The accident occurred around 9am on Tuesday. According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM), the train going from the city center stopped abruptly between the Park Pobedy and Slavyansky Bulvar stations. Three metro train cars derailed as a result of the incident. Metro train traffic has been halted on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya blue metro line, and its power supply is cut off.

    Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to declare July 16 a day of mourning in memory of the metro crash victims.

     

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