MOSCOW STORM: 16 KILLED , 200 HUR T
MOSCOW — The de ath t oll in a s torm that s truck Mo scow and surr ounding suburbs on Monda y has ris en t o 16 , and mor e than 200 o thers w ere injur ed, Russian o fficials said.
It w as the de adliest s torm in the Russian c apital sinc e one on a simil ar scale in 1998 that kill ed ar ound 10 people. El even o f the c asualties on Monda y were in Mo scow whil e the o ther fiv e were in the suburb s, R ussian inv estigators and the adminis tration o f the Mo scow r egion said y esterday.
Moscow r esidents c omplained that they had no t been pr operly w arned.
The R ussian emer gencies minis try said it had cir culated an adv ance no tice through media and authoritie s, T ASS news ag ency r eported the minis try as saying in a s tatement. — R euters.