MOSCOW, July 8 (Itar-Tass) - The Moscow underground has paid monetary compensations of 100,000 roubles to every of 28 injured in the smoke, which occurred on the Sokolnicheskaya Line, Moscow’s transport department reported on Monday.
The emergency situation occurred on June 5 between the stations of Okhotny Ryad and the Lenin Library, where 4,500 passengers were evacuated from the underground. For about six hours the traffic on the line was paralysed. Over 90 people addressed for medical aid, and 28 were taken to hospital.
“The payments of 100,000 each were made to 28 people, who received treatment at Moscow hospitals,” the source said, adding Sergei Sobyanin had ordered the monetary compensations.
Immediately after the incident, the Moscow city government organised a commission to investigate into reasons of the smoke, and the Moscow underground passed a total revision of the electricity equipment.