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Investigators open criminal case on poisoning children onboard Abakan-Moscow train

August 09, 2014, 11:13 UTC+3 MOSCOW
On August 8, from Moscow’s Yaroslavsky railway station 58 passengers of the Abakan-Moscow train were taken to hospital
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MOSCOW, August 09, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Investigative Committee opened a criminal case on poisoning children travelling by train from Siberia’s Abakan to Moscow, the authority said on Saturday.

The Investigative Committee said “On August 8, from Moscow’s Yaroslavsky railway station 58 passengers of the Abakan-Moscow train were taken to hospital, including 55 children between 10 and 16 with symptoms of food poisoning.” Investigation is underway. Russia’s Railroad Company said earlier on Saturday, that “catering was organised by an outsource company.”

On Friday, a police source said that the children had felt sick during the train trip.

The train was met in Moscow by emergency doctors.

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