Patriarch Cyril saddened with the accident at the metro station «Slavic Boulevard»

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in totalantivirus drove to the underpass near the metro station Slavic Boulevard in Moscow. 25 Dec 2017Patriarch Cyril saddened with the accident at the metro station «Slavic Boulevard»© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill expressed his condolences in connection with death of people in road accidents at the metro station «Slavic Boulevard» and urged people to take care of each other.

Monday afternoon the bus drove into the underground passage near the metro station «Slavic Boulevard» in the West of Moscow — according to sources, four people were killed and 11 were injured. Nine people remain in hospitals. The driver said that the bus «suddenly started an independent movement», and the brakes stopped working. However, experts of group «GAS» (bus manufacturer) reported that the driver «with high probability … did not use any of the brake systems, not to mention the mere possibility of engine braking». In a situation investigation, a criminal case under two articles of the criminal code. The driver was arrested.

«I Express my deep and sincere condolences to the family and relatives of the victims and all those affected by this terrible disaster. The incident once again reminds us of the fragility of human existence, the need to carefully care for each other and feel a special responsibility before God and society for the lives and health of others,» reads the Patriarch’s letter of condolence published on the website of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church also prays that the Lord «in His great mercy sent a speedy healing to the injured,» and give rest to the souls of the dead.