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Attack in Moscow: who are the victims of Crocus City Hall?

At least 137 people were killed during the attack on Crocus City Hall in Moscow on Friday March 22, and 182 others were injured.

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Attack in Moscow: who are the victims of Crocus City Hall?

At least 137 people were killed during the attack on Crocus City Hall in Moscow on Friday March 22, and 182 others were injured. This is the latest assessment from the Ministry of Health of the Moscow region, as of this writing. Searches to find bodies are still underway in the rubble of the burned-down theater. The search operation was even extended until March 26, 5 p.m.

In total, more than 5,000 people were evacuated from the burning building, reports the Russian news agency Tass. A large majority had traveled from different Russian regions to attend the concert of the rock group Piknik, formed at the end of the 1970s. Three days after the massacre, little precise information is circulating on the profile of the victims.

The capital's Ministry of Health regularly updates the lists of the injured but for the moment, the list of deceased people only stands at 40 names while 137 people lost their lives during the attack. All are on average over 40 years old - the oldest person is 71, according to the form.

As a reminder, Russian authorities have declared that three children died during the attack.

The 187 people injured are all listed in a list last updated on Sunday March 24 in the evening. The victims are always on average over 40 years old - the oldest person is 60 years old. But more young people appear among this list, with victims aged 7, 8, 10 years old, but also young adults aged 18 and 20 years old. This Monday, 97 of these injured people still remain hospitalized in the Moscow region "to varying degrees", informed the region's Minister of Social Development, Lyudmila Bolataeva, cited by Tass.

Some people present during the attack have since testified in the Russian and foreign press. Like Alexander Baklemyshev, 51, who spoke to local Yekaterinburg media E1.RU. Originally from the Chelyabinsk region, 1,600 kilometers from Moscow, the man managed to record a video and send it to his son before his death. His name appears on the list of the Ministry of Health. In this video, he showed the concert hall before the terrorists broke in and shot the few people remaining there. According to his son interviewed by the Russian media, Alexander Baklemyshev “had wanted to attend a Piknik concert for a long time”.

Irina Okisheva and her husband, Pavel Okishev, from Kirov, northeast of Moscow, also traveled hundreds of kilometers to attend the concert. Pavel Okishev received the tickets as a birthday present. He is expected to turn 35 this week, the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reported. He and his wife died in the attack.

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Anastasiya Volkova lost both her parents in the attack. She told 5 TV, as cited by the New York Times, that she had missed a call from her mother on Friday evening, around the time of the attack. When she called back, her mother never hung up, Anastasiya Volkova said. “I didn't hear the call,” she told the TV station, adding that her mother was “really looking forward to this concert.”

According to the New York Times, names were included in the list by mistake. Like that of Yevgeniya Ryumina, 38, who told Pravda she fled the concert hall for safety but lost her ID card, suggesting this could have caused confusion .

Quickly after the attack, Russian authorities announced that the victims and the victims' families would be compensated. The Moscow region has already paid money to 15 victims, said the region's Minister of Social Development, Lyudmila Bolataeva, quoted by Tass. The governor of the Moscow region had indeed warned that 3 million rubles (30,000 euros) would be paid to the families. Victims treated in hospitals will receive 1 million rubles (10,000 euros) and ambulatory injured people will receive 500,000 rubles (5,000 euros). “Children registered in the Moscow region, whose father or mother died as a result of the tragedy, will receive monthly payments,” says Tass.

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The Russian Red Cross (RRC) raised more than 360 million rubles (3.5 million euros) in just two days to help victims and families of victims. “In just two days, thanks to the joint efforts of the whole country, we managed to collect 367.8 million rubles, which will be used to provide long-term assistance to all those who suffered from this terrible tragedy,” he said. said CRR President Pavel Savchuk. “More than 227 million rubles came from individuals, which is an unprecedented case for (CRR) collections in recent years,” he stressed.

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