Top detective hurt in second blast at train crash site

Russia’s top investigative body said its chief was injured by a bomb that went off as he and colleagues scoured the wreckage of a passenger train derailed by an earlier blast.

The last three carriages of the Nevsky Express flew off the tracks late on Friday, killing 26 and injuring dozens more in what officials consider a terrorist bombing.

Russian Railways said an explosion had occurred Saturday as investigators and rescue workers scoured the wreckage, but gave no word on injuries.

The federal Investigative Committee said today that its chief, Alexander Bastrykin, had been hurt in the blast. Russian news agencies reported the injury was not serious.

A statement on the committee’s website said Saturday’s blast was remotely detonated.

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