Terror In The Dark

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AFTERMATH: An emergency worker inside the train

When Ilya Blokhin, a surgeon heading downtown to his job in a private Moscow clinic, heard what sounded like a firecracker go off on his metro train last Friday, a commuter near him muttered, "I'll be late for work." It turned out to be far worse than that. A blast ripped through the second car of a packed train at the height of the morning rush hour. Within minutes, at least 39 people were dead and 134 injured. Wreckage and human remains were spread along 50 meters of the tunnel. "We're taking out the dead, or what's left of them," said...

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