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MOSCOW, July 14 (Itar-Tass) - An official website of the Moscow department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry has published a list of 29 people who were injured in a road accident near Podolsk on July 13 and were taken to hospital.
A KAMAZ truck loaded with small rock collided with a commuter bus near Oznobishino village close to Podolsk in the territory of “new” Moscow.
"A hot telephone line 8-495-637-22-22 is still open at the Moscow department of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations,” the Ministry said. Psychologists continue helping and supporting the bus passengers’ relatives.
"According to clarified reports, eighteen people died in the accident. Forty-five were hurt or suffered traumas,” Irina Rossius, a spokesperson for the Russian Emergencies Ministry, said earlier. According to her, 29 people were hospitalized and another 16 received outpatient treatment.
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill has called on all churches in Moscow and the Moscow region to hold Sunday prayers for the health of survivors in the July 13 road accident near Podolsk and for the repose of those who lost their lives in the tragedy.
Deacon Alexander Volkov, the patriarch’s press secretary, told Itar-Tass that the head of the Russian Orthodox Church was praying for the earliest recovery of the injured and for the repose of the dead.
On July 13, clergymen visited the injured at hospitals in Podolsk and in Moscow. Priests and sisters of charity will pay more visits on Sunday.
The Russian Orthodox Church has offered material aid to the injured if they need it.
On July 15, Moscow and the Moscow region will observe an official day of mourning for the people who died in the road accident near Podolsk.