Russia buries victims of twin blasts

Last Updated: Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 16:03

Moscow: The funerals of dozens of victims of horrific metro blasts on Thursday took place in their home towns of Moscow, Krasnodar and Kaluga regions, even as 88 injured are still undergoing treatment in hospitals here.

Funerals were held at cemeteries in Moscow and other cities as the country mourned the 39 victims killed when two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on the Moscow metro on Monday.

Some of the bodies were also dispatched to the Far East region of Yauktia and Tajikistan for burial, the ITAR-TASS news agency quoted municipal officials as saying.

Meanwhile, three days after the attacks, a total of 88 injured are still undergoing treatment in ten clinics.

"A total of 95 people received injuries of varying degrees, 88 of them are hospitalised at present," the Press office of Emergency situations Ministry said.

According to Health and Social Development Ministry, two injured in the blasts are in critical conditions, while condition of another 16 injured is grave.

The number of injured has gone up as many passengers, who initially refused medical help later asked for their hospitalisation due to worsening condition.

Among the killed at Park Kultury station was a senior officer of the Black Sea Fleet, who was in Moscow on official tour.

Last evening, over three thousand people gathered at Lubyanka square and lit candles and flowers to pay tributes to the victims of the Monday.


First Published: Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 16:03

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