Moscow - Sankt - Petersburg the Nevsky express will investigate train crash as act of terrorism. The number of victims grows

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The death toll at train crash Moscow - Sankt - Petersburg the Nevsky express, according to official figures, increased to 30 people. The State Office of Public Prosecutor of the Russian Federation brought criminal case under the article Terrorism.

The official representative of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation Marina Gridneva reported about it.

"The number of victims as a result of accident of the Nevsky express increased to 30 people, 60 more people with wounds of varying severity are hospitalized in medical institutions", - she told.

Gridneva added that the exact quantity injured with accident while is specified.

In the State Office of Public Prosecutor criminal case under two articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - Terrorism and Illegal storage of firearms or explosives is already brought, Gridneva added. The general prosecutor Yury Chaika took investigation of criminal case under personal control.

Nationalists assumed responsibility for explosion

Responsibility for blasting the train was assumed already by one of the Russian nationalist organizations. GroupCombat 18claims that accident of the Nevsky express is a work of her fighters. One of activists of Movement against illegal immigration published such statement in the blog. In the text it is said that war which is waged by nationalists, will affect each inhabitant.

Meanwhile, investigators don't confirm that extremists are involved in accident.

The white house "is deeply grieved"

Official Washington expressed the concern concerning a train crash in the Russian Federation. Press - the secretary of the White house of the USA Robert Gibbs declared that he "is deeply grieved" by train crash the Nevsky express. "While the authorities investigate circumstances of this tragedy, our hearts - with the families which have lost relatives, and we wish fast recovery by the victim", - told a press - the secretary of the American president.


As it was reported, on November 27 on Oktyabrskaya Railway I occurred accident: in the Novgorod region suffered accident following from Moscow to Sankt - Petersburg the train Nevsky the express.In total in the train there were 682 persons, from them 661 passengers, and the others - workers of the railroad.

According to preliminary data, under one of cars worked the explosive device.

From - for accidents more than 50 trains which were started up on bypass routes are late. In the Russian Railway recognized that delay can make till eight o'clock.

On materials: RIA Novosti news agency,

Interfax,Bee - би - SI,Ekho Moskvy radio station

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