Manmohan Singh condoles loss of lives in Moscow metro blasts

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New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has condoled the loss of lives in the twin explosions that rocked two central Moscow metro stations early on Monday morning, and expressed India's solidarity with Russia in combating violence and terrorism.

In a letter to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Dr. Singh described the blasts as a most tragic and horrific act of violence.

"It is with great anguish that I have learnt of the bomb blasts in Moscow, which have led to the loss of so many innocent lives. This is a most tragic and horrific act of violence. At this difficult hour our thoughts are with you, the people of Russia and the families and friends of the victims of this terrible tragedy," said Dr. Singh.

"On behalf of the Government and people of India, I convey our deepest condolences. I wish to assure you that India stands united with Russia in combating the forces of violence and terrorism," he added.

At least 41 people were reportedly killed in the twin explosions.

Meanwhile, the Russian administration has expressed suspicion over the blast being suicidal in nature.

The first blast took place at the Central Lubyanka station, killing at least 26 people.

Another 15 people were killed in a second explosion, at the Park Kultury station.

Moscow's metro is one of the busiest subways in the world, carrying over 5.5 million passengers a day. (ANI)

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