On 3 April an explosion occurred in the running line between underground stations "Sennaya Ploshad" and "Technological Institute" in St. Petersburg, as a result of which 14 people were killed and over 50 injured.
The regional commissioners for human rights express their condolences and support to relatives and friends of those who were killed and injured.
On 4 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in St. Petersburg Alexander Shishlov visited the Mariinsky Hospital, which currently cures 10 injured people.
After consultation with the doctors and staff of the clinic, the commissioner talked to patients, who are now in satisfactory condition, expressed his support and readiness to promote the realization of their rights to social protection and rehabilitation.
"I share all the pain and suffering of every family, who suffered from this grief. I mourn for the deceased with their relatives and wish the injured could get well soon," said Sergei Shabanov, the Human Rights Ombudsman in the Leningrad Region.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Vologda Region Oleg Dimoni published a Twitter message of sympathy, "The explosion in the St. Petersburg underground… I condole with relatives of the deceased…"
Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region Margarita Pavlova expressed condolences and support to relatives and friends of those who were killed and injured, "All Southern Ural citizens mourn over the deceased. We cherish the memory of them!"
Commissioner for Human Rights in Samara Region Olga Galtsova claimed, "Not only St. Petersburg citizens but also all people of Russia suffered from the tragedy. I express the most sincere sympathy to relatives of people who passed away. I wish all victims a speedy recovery, I wish all citizens overcoming the shock of this terrible event".
Condolences keep being received from Commissioners for Human Rights in all regions of the Russian Federation.