The tragedy involving Nevsky Express train No. 166 on the Moscow – St. Petersburg route

Published December 8th, 2009 - 02:11 GMT

The tragedy involving Nevsky Express train No. 166 on the Moscow – St. Petersburg route

On 27 November at 21:34, a terrorist attack caused the derailment of four carriages of passenger train No. 166 travelling from Moscow to St Petersburg. This tragedy claimed the lives of 26 people. Due to this incident, the more than 60 trains carrying a total of 27,000 passengers were diverted.

On 29 December, RZD completed repair work at the site of the catastrophe.

The train personnel on the Nevsky Express, which was hit by a bomb attack on the border between the Novgorod and Tver regions, showed their high level of professionalism and dedication in aiding the injured passengers. Before medics and rescuers had arrived, train staff worked despite their injuries to help passengers. The staff carried the injured out of the train and bandaged their wounds.

RZD has begun paying compensation to those injured and the families of those who died in the disaster involving Nevsky Express train No. 166. RZD President Vladimir Yakunin has announced that the company is paying compensation of 200,000 rubles to each person injured in the incident, and 500,000 rubles the families of each person killed.


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