MOSCOW, May 20 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told his deputy Olga Golodets to undertake all the necessary measures to help those injured in a railway accident in the Moscow region, Medvedev's press-secretary Natalia Timakova said on Tuesday.
"The Prime Minister instructed Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets to provide medical assistance to the injured and organize the delivery of medical help to the accident's victims," Timakova told journalists.
Some 9 people feared dead and 45 injured in a passenger and freight trains' collision in the Moscow region earlier on Tuesday, according to the on-site operational group. One child was reported among the injured.
The accident occurred at the railroad haul between Naro-Fominsk and Bekasovo, when a freight train got off the tracks and rode into a long-distance train going from Moscow to Chisinau.
Some 250 people and 35 machines, including aviation equipment, are working at the site of the accident.