Moscow metro track wreck kills 22, about 130 hospitalized - ministry

The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry has confirmed the death of 22 Moscow metro passengers in the Tuesday accident.

The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry has confirmed the death of 22 Moscow metro passengers in the Tuesday accident.

"Unfortunately, 22 persons suffered lethal injuries. A total of 129 persons were taken to Moscow hospitals," ministry spokesman Alexander Drobyshevsky told reporters on Wednesday.

On July 16 the city mourns the victims of the train wreck in the tunnel between the Park Pobedy and Slavyansky Boulevard stations of the Moscow metro, which happened during a peak hour on Tuesday morning.

Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov said earlier the search and rescue efforts were complete and they started to repair the damaged stretch.

"The search and rescue phase is over. Firemen and rescuers evacuated more than 200 persons from the damaged train cars," the minister said in a teleconference.

Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told reporters they ruled out a terror attack theory and believed that the accident most probably had man-made causes.

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