Number of injured in Russian Nevsky Express train derailment hits 30 people: Prosecution General (UPDATE-6)
The number of people died in the derailment of the Russian Nevsky Express train hit 30. About 60 people have been taken to the hospital, the Russian Prosecution General representative Marina Gridneva told RIA Novosti today.
"The number of people died as a result of Nevsky Express train derailment increased up to 30. Other 60 injured people have been taken to the hospitals," she said.
Gridneva said that the exact number of people died as a result of the accident is being specified.
Earlier it was reported about 25 people died as a result of the accident.
The Nevsky Express traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg derailed in Novgorod yesterday.
Russian Prosecutor-General Yuri Chaika broke off his vacation to control investigation of Nevsky Express train derailment. The Russian Prosecution General representative Marina Gridneva said that according to Chaika's instructions the investigation committee for the Russian prosecution chairman Alexander Bastrikin and a group of investigators arrived in the place of the accident.
Gridneva said Prosecutor General will hold the meeting on Sunday.
She said that the Russian investigation committee under the prosecution criminalistics department head and representatives of the inter-regional transport prosecution arrived in the place of the accident.
The criminal case was filed on the articles 205 (terror act) and 222 (illegal turnover of explosives) of the Russian Criminal Code.