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Azerbaijani president extends condolences over fatal Moscow metro crash

July 16, 2014, 18:03 UTC+3 BAKU
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin declared Wednesday the day of mourning in the Russian capital
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BAKU, July 16./ITAR-TASS/. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev expressed on Wednesday his condolences in a message addressed to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over the fatal metro train crash in the Russian capital, which saw 23 people killed and over 160 injured.

“I am deeply saddened to learn the news about the human casualties as a result of the (train) crash in the Moscow metro,” Aliyev said in his message.

On behalf of himself and people of Azerbaijan, Aliyev extended his condolences to relatives and friends of those killed in the accident and also wished soonest recovery to all injured in the crash.

The tragic accident took place at 8:39 a.m. Moscow time (4:39 UTC) on Tuesday on the stretch of the west-bound "blue" line of the Russian capital’s metro network between the Park Podedy and Slavyansky Bulvar stations.

A rapidly moving train crashed entrapping all of its passengers in the underground tunnel after three of its cars derailed due to reasons that investigators have yet to establish.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin declared Wednesday the day of mourning in the Russian capital.

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