Tragedy: Dozens dead as Moscow-St Petesburg train derails + Crash might be terror attack + Explosives found

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Sad news, condolences to all who had family and/or friends killed or injured on this train.

RussiaToday
November 28, 2009

At least 25 people have been killed and dozens injured when a train partially derailed on its way from Moscow to St Petersburg on Friday night. It’s feared the death toll could rise with 18 people still unaccounted for.

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Raw video of fatal train disaster in Russia

RussiaToday
November 28, 2009

The derailment of a Russian commuter train (поезд Невский Экспресс) in which at least 25 people have been killed is being treated as a possible act of terrorism. It’s feared the death toll could rise, with 18 people still unaccounted for and dozens injured, after several carriages went off the line on the way from Moscow to St Petersburg on Friday night

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Moscow-St. Petersburg crash might be terror attack – Russian Railways chief

http://rt.com
Published 28 November, 2009, 07:14
Edited 28 November, 2009, 12:40

At least 30 people are reported dead and 95 more injured after an express train traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg derailed. A terror attack could be the cause of the accident, said Russian Railways company chief.

The fate of 18 people is still unknown. Sixty people have been taken to hospital. Around 1,000 people are working at train crash site.

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via Moscow-St. Petersburg crash might be terror attack – Russian Railways chief – RT Top Stories.

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LATEST! Railways confirm terror act in tragic train crash

RussiaToday
November 28, 2009

Russia’s Railways Minister Vladimir Yakunin has said that Nevsky express train (Невский Экспресс) derailed due to bomb explosion. At least 25 people have been killed and dozens injured when a train partially derailed on its way from Moscow to St Petersburg on Friday night. It’s feared the death toll could rise with 18 people still unaccounted for.

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Train bombing: Dozens killed as explosives found at site

RussiaToday
November 28, 2009

7 kilograms of TNT caused Friday night’s derailment of a Russian Nevsky express train (Невский Экспресс) on its way from Moscow to St Petersburg. That’s acording to Russia’s FSB. At least 26 people have been confirmed dead, while 18 people are still unaccounted for. More than a hundred have been injured. Investigators believe it was a terrorist attack, and if proven, it would be the deadliest in Russia, outside the Northern Caucasus, in recent years.

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Russia investigates train ‘attack’ – 28 Nov 09

AlJazeeraEnglish
November 28, 2009

Investigators probing the derailment of an express train in Russia say they have found “elements of an explosive device” at the site and believe an act of terror caused the deadly incident.

The derailment killed at least 26 people and injured about 100, but there was no immediate word on who or what group might have been responsible for the action.

The investigative committee of the Russian prosecutor’s office said on Saturday police found “a crater with a depth of about 1.5 metres on the railroad bed” and traces of a bomb.

“Criminology experts have come to a preliminary conclusion that there was an explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) equivalent to seven kilos of TNT,” Alexander Bortnikov, the Federal Security Service Director, said.

The Nevsky Express derailed in remote countryside on Friday night as the train travelled between the capital Moscow and St Petersburg.

Elements of an explosive device found at the scene has led to speculation about a possible terrorist attack, as Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports.

3 thoughts on “Tragedy: Dozens dead as Moscow-St Petesburg train derails + Crash might be terror attack + Explosives found

  1. My heart goes out to my Russian friends who deserve at least some answers. I doubt they’ll get them. The government doesn’t investigate these atrocities. None of the people who had their children shot at Beslan have received any compensation as was promised. Nobody has been implicated in the mysterious 1999 apartment bombings in Moscow, nor the recent attacks in Ingushetia. We still don’t know what happened to the Kursk. Not to mention the slow response for the decades-old skinhead attacks on minorities in Russian cities. God help Russia. They deserve so much better.

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