24 Naro-Fominsk train wreck victims stay at hospital

Fifty-five people required medical attention after the train wreck in the Moscow region, Moscow region health minister Nina Suslonova said.

Fifty-five people required medical attention after the train wreck in the Moscow region, Moscow region health minister Nina Suslonova said.

"As of the morning of May 21, 55 persons asked for medical assistance. Twenty-four persons were hospitalized, including 14 in critical and serious condition and ten in fair condition," Suslonova told a press conference at Interfax on Wednesday.

Three patients are being treated in Naro-Fominsk. The condition of one patient is critical, and the other two are in serious condition after surgeries. Five patients were taken to Selyatino (two are staying in an intensive care unit and three in the trauma department), two in a military hospital (one is in satisfactory condition and the other one is in fair condition), and 13 patients are staying at Moscow hospitals. One patient has been discharged.

The ministry press service told Interfax, 24 out of 55 persons who needed medical aid were hospitalized, 25 were treated in outpatient clinics and another six declined hospitalization.

The Moscow-Chisinau passenger train collided with a freight train on the Bekasovo-Nara line, 80 kilometers away from Moscow, on Tuesday. Russian Railroads said the said the freight train laterally hit car 7 of the passenger train. Six people died.

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