In the Cathedral of the Khanty-Mansiysk officiated a memorial service for those killed in the accident

В кафедральном соборе Ханты-Мансийска совершили панихиду по погибшим в ДТП

A memorial service for those killed in the accident on the route “Khanty-Mansiysk — Tyumen” was held at the resurrection Cathedral of the capital of Yugra, the official website of the Khanty-Mansiysk eparchy.

Bus, truck and two cars collided on route Tyumen — Khanty-Mansiysk the day before. According to the revised data of the Prosecutor’s office, affected a total of 34 people, including 27 teenagers. Of them killed 12 people, ten of whom were children. The bus was carrying children team in sports acrobatics, which was returning to Nefteyugansk from the competition. The fifth of December in the Khanty declared a day of mourning.

“The fifth of December 2016 at resurrection Cathedral in Khanty-Mansiysk Metropolitan Khanty-Mansiysk and Surgut Paul officiated a memorial service for those killed in an accident on the highway Khanty-Mansiysk — Tyumen. His Eminence was concelebrated by the clergy of the city of Khanty-Mansiysk”, — stated in the message.

At the end of the service, the Metropolitan expressed his condolences to the families of the victims. “This is our common tragedy, our common pain, our common grief. We should all be together in prayer, support of friends and relatives so that they could bear this great loss. Our strength is in our unity. When we are United in sorrow and in joy, then it becomes easier,” he said.

He said that all the temples of Yugra today committed a memorial service.

“These tragic events are a lesson to us, how you have to be careful how responsibly and carefully the must meet safety standards, especially when it comes to children. Any violation and moral, and state laws always lead to tragic consequences,” — said the Hierarch of the Russian Church.