Moscow subway bus crash kills four people

26 December, 2017, 00:24 | Author: Gregory Stephens
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A bus has driven into a pedestrian underpass in the center of Moscow, killing at least 5 and injuring 15 others, a source in the emergency services told Sputnik.

The harrowing video shows a number of people appearing to be crushed by the bus as it disappears into the subway.

The Russian capital is also covered in heavy snow and ice and witnesses say hard driving conditions may have caused the vehicle to lose control.

Muscovites are bringing bouquets of flowers to the underground walkway near Slavyansky Boulevard metro station where a hair-raising road accident involving a commuter bus occurred on Monday afternoon.

The Interfax news agency said that the investigators had confirmed that the incident had occurred as a result of a technical fault with the bus.


Several people injured were taken to hospitals by helicopter, and a crane was used to extricate the bus.

He said the bus had been towed off the pedestrian underground passage and the rescue operation was now complete.

Terrorism is not being considered, it is understood, but the driver was detained by police. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that two of those hospitalized are in critical condition.

Monday was an ordinary working day in Russian Federation, where Christmas is celebrated on January 7.

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