Death toll from Moscow metro accident climbs to 21

The death toll from the Moscow metro accident on Tuesday has climbed to 21, said Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova.

The death toll from the Moscow metro accident on Tuesday has climbed to 21, said Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova.

"The 21st victim has died," Skvortsova told reporters on Tuesday in an answer to a question from Interfax.

The train came off the rails on the Park Pobedy - Slavyansky Bulvar stretch of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya, or the so-called 'dark blue', line at about 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday. One of the carriages was badly damaged.

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