(MOSCOW) – On Wednesday, Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, commemorate victims of Moscow Metro incident. Earlier, on Tuesday, a packed subway train in Moscow, crashed at a very high speed during the morning rush hours. The derailed train ended up in a tunnel between the metro stations of Park Pobedy and Slavyansky Bulvar. The crash claimed lives of at least 22 people, and more than 100 were injured. According to the the health ministry, around 150 people were brought to the hospital, with majority having serious injuries.
The horrible derailment took place at around 8:35 am in the morning, when three metro trains went off their tracks. The metro station of Slavyansky Bulvar was temporarily stopped, and emergency was imposed after the rescuers reached the spot to treat the victims. The district authorities observed Wednesday as a day of grief and mourn.
It is believed that the derailment occurred due to a sudden decrease in the electrical voltage passing through the rail tracks. This is the worst accident to have occurred in the 80 year long history of Moscow’s metro.
Earlier, Vladimir Markin, a spokesperson for Federal Investigative Committee, said that the agency is seriously considering to open a felony case in reaction to the tragic incident. The committee said, “The detained have already been questioned,” and would also been charged soon.
According to the Russian investigators, two metro workers have been arrested and they have been accused of violating safety.