Moscow Metro Rocked by Bombings 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010 at 6:14 PM
Usual Monday morning.. about to get up for class when my roommates started calling friends and family, conveying the breaking news of the 2 metro station rocked by a blast. 2 female suicide bombers were believed to have blew themselves up during the rush hour of a Monday morning.

Around 38 were killed and 102 were wounded. News came in which confirms that 2 Malaysian students were brought to the hospital as well. For more news click here. For the confirmed news of the 2 Malaysian students injured, click here and translate with google. Scroll to the last 2 names at Botkin's Hospital.

Immediately after the news, Kinn and I decided to take some pictures of the aftermath outside Park Kultury metro station which is a 10mins walk from our apartment.

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Park Kultury Metro Station.
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Pedestrian crossings were more crowded than usual.

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Even a fireman/rescue wouldn't miss out on his chance to catch a video.
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People were recording the live events on a flyover facing Park Kultury metro station.
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Many were spotted worried holding on their cellphones asking where and how are their love ones.
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But some were spotted being cool towards the whole scene just outside the metro.
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Throng of news reporters live on TV.
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Another exit of the metro blocked by authorities.
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Firemen taking a breather.
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Taxis and cabs took advantage of the situation by upping the fare 2 times the usual price for only a short distance. Some even a 100 us dollars reported.
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Firemen/rescue having a bite.
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Many took the trolley buses instead to get around.
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This man was checked because he was spotted being suspicious holding a cellphone near the metro.. which the authorities suspected could have trigger the blast.

There wasn't much commotion outside the metro across the road which I was hoping for. Everyone seemed pretty calm except for some racists who shouted 'Russia for Russians' towards us while we were shooting the scene.

I hope the 2 Malaysians who were sent to Botkin's Hospital didn't suffer any serious injuries.
Til then. thanks for dropping by.

2 comments

  1. E.marquez Says:

    Nice set. What Post Processing did you do to the pictures to achieve the high contrast chocolate tone? :) Any presets?

    Regards,

    ED

  2. Evan Chua Says:

    E.marquez,

    Just lightroom 2.0 like everyone else. And yes with some downloaded presets too and a little touch-up myself.

    Your sets are more amazing!

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