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Indian among 26 people missing in Russia train accident

india Updated: Nov 29, 2009 19:14 IST
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An Indian was among 26 people who are still missing, after a super-fast express train derailed in a "terrorist attack" in Russia, even as 25 bodies have been recovered so far, a top official said on Sunday.

"As of today 25 people have died and 26 are missing," Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu said at the meeting of high-level commission headed by Vice-premier Viktor Zubkov.

According to list of passengers of the Neva Express train the Indian national, Rajesh R, holder of passport 33 E 1906224 was travelling in bogey number 10 from which last three bogies - number 11, 12 and 13 detached on derailing.

With high probability of Rajesh's survival his name is not in the list of injured and hospitalised people.

"The names of 26 people missing are neither in the casualty list nor in the list of people evacuated from the accident site," Shoigu said in a televised statement.

Meanwhile, Health and Social Development Minister Tatiana Golikova said there were six foreigners on board the train, did not mention the Indian, whose name and passport number was in the list posted on the railway website.

She said two of them, an Italian and a Belgian, injured in the crash. The data on the other four - an Azerbaijani, two Ukrainians and a Belarusian - were being specified.