Death toll soars to 23 in Moscow metro tragedy, young woman dies at hospital

A young woman injured in the Moscow metro train derailment last week has died at the Botkin Hospital. The tragedy's death toll has grown to 23, a source in the medical community told Interfax.

A young woman injured in the Moscow metro train derailment last week has died at the Botkin Hospital. The tragedy's death toll has grown to 23, a source in the medical community told Interfax.

"The 24-year-old female Muscovite suffered severest injuries. The doctors did their best to save her life but she died on Wednesday morning," the source said.

"In all, 125 persons are receiving hospital treatment, among them three on the critical list, seven in serious condition, 37 in moderately serious condition and 73 in fair condition," a spokesman for the Russian Health Ministry told.

Forty-two detailed train passengers have been discharged from hospitals. Their health has improved, the ministry said. Another 105 patients were treated by outpatient clinics.

"In all, 274 persons needed medical attendance after the Moscow metro train accident," the press service said.

It said the hospitals were fully provided with donor blood, drugs and medical instruments.

The Moscow metro train derailed on July 15. The crash killed 20 persons instantly, and another two died at a hospital later.

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