Reports: Death toll from Russian train derailment hits 26 as authorities hunt blast suspectsBy AP
Monday, November 30, 2009
Death toll from Russian train derailment hits 26
MOSCOW — Russian news agencies are quoting the country’s health minister as saying one of the wounded passengers from last week’s deadly train derailment has died, taking the death toll to 26. Dozens remain hospitalized.
Three news agencies on Monday cited Health Minister Tatyana Golikova as saying a woman had died of her injuries in a Moscow clinic.
Authorities say Friday’s derailment of an express train speeding from Moscow to St. Petersburg was caused by a bomb planted on the track.
Conflicting figures from different officials have led to confusion over the number of victims.
On Sunday health officials reduced the toll by one, citing more reliable information.
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