Two Belgians on attacked Russian train

30th November 2009, Comments 0 comments

Officials said Sunday that 25 people were killed and more than 100 injured when the rear 3 cars of a Russian high speed train went off the tracks between Moscow and St. Petersburg late Friday.

The wreck was caused by a powerful homemade bomb. Authorities are treating it as an act of terrorism.

A husband and wife from Limburg are among those injured. They are in a St. Petersburg hospital.

Officials said Sunday that at least 25 people were killed and more than 100 injured when the rear three carriages of one of Russia's fastest trains went off the tracks between Moscow and St. Petersburg late Friday evening. Investigators are trying to determine who was behind the attack.

Two of the injured passengers are from Genk (Limburg). They were on their way to St. Petersburg to visit family. The daughter of the Limburg couple confirmed that her parents are in the St Petersburg hospital and that they are not in a critical condition. The husband and wide from Limburg were in the carriage that was worst hit by the blast.

The Belgian consul general has visited the Belgians in hospital. It is expected they will be repatriated at the end of the week.

The bomb attack on the 'Nevski Express' between Moscow and St. Petersburg on Friday was the most deadly terrorist attack outside the North Caucasus provinces in five years, say Russian authorities.

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