Three train cars derailed in a Moscow subway between "Park Pobedy" and "Slavyansky Bulvar" stations July 15. Death toll reached 23, and 146 passengers were injured. Reasons are still under investigations. Two suspects arrested.
Two Moscow subway employees – a rail engineer and his assistant – have been charged over the deadly derailment of July 15, that caused death of 23 people and injured about 160, the Russian Investigative Committee said on Friday.
Moscow Metro refused to comment on different theories behind the causes of the recent derailment on the dark blue Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line and urged to wait for the results of the investigation.
The head of Moscow Metro Ivan Besedin was fired on Tuesday following the tragic derailment of a train inside a tunnel on July 15, which killed 23 people and wounded more than 160.
One hundred and twenty eight people remain in hospitals after June 15's Moscow Metro derailment, an emergency response centre representative told RIA Novosti on Friday.
The deadly derailment in the Moscow metro was preceded by the construction of a new track, the metro chief said Wednesday.
Another victim of Tuesday’s Moscow metro derailment died in hospital Wednesday, a doctor said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered condolences to relatives and families of those killed Tuesday in the Moscow metro accident, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Moscow has declared Wednesday a day of mourning for those who died in Tuesday’s deadly metro train derailment, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said Tuesday.
A train derailment in the Moscow metro left up to 19 people dead and over 160 injured, Tuesday. Around 200 people have been evacuated from the tunnel, with the operation to bring people to the surface still ongoing.