Armenian PM sends condolences over Moscow metro accident

Armenia’s Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan has sent a letter of sympathy to his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in connection with the Moscow metro accident which occurred on Tuesday morning.

“On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Armenia and myself, I express sincere condolences on the tragedy that took place in the Russian capital on July 15.

We share your pain and ask you to convey our sympathy and support to the families and friends of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those injured in the metro crash,” reads the message.

In the morning rush hour of July 15, three train cars derailed in the metro tunnel between the Park Pobedy and Slavyanskiy Bulvar stations. As a result, 21 people died; over 160 were injured, with 139 of them hospitalized.

July 16 has been declared a day of mourning for the victims of the accident in Moscow.