Baltic leaders offer condolences to Moscow metro crash victims

  • 2014-07-15
  • From wire reports, RIGA

Baltic officials have expressed condolences to the victims of a Moscow metro crash that left ten people dead on Tuesday.

Scores were taken to hospital after a train derailed in Moscow's packed metro during rush hour, city authorities said.

The accident is believed to be the most serious in the eight-decade history of the city's metro system, the world's busiest, the AFP news agency reports.

Posting on his Twitter account, Latvian foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics said:  ''I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of those killed in this horrible accident in Moscow. I also wish a speedy recovery to those injured."

Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet  expressed his "deep sympathy to the loved ones of all the victims,"