Moscow subway bus crash kills four people

by Garry Watts December 26, 2017, 0:25
Moscow subway bus crash kills four people

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.

At least four people have been killed and a further 15 injured in a terrifying bus crash in Russian Federation.

The driver of the bus had been detained by police, agencies said, after he lost control of the vehicle.

The circumstances of the crash are now being investigated, while police are on the scene. The version of a terrorist attack is excluded, officials said.

The Interfax news agency said investigators were looking into whether the incident had occurred as a result of a technical fault with the bus.

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According to eyewitnesses, the bus swerved into a pedestrian area, where people were walking.

Security camera footage broadcast on Russian television showed a number of people being struck by the bus as it went down the steps of the metro station in the west of the city. He has been held by police.

Monday is a normal working day in Moscow, where the Orthodox Christmas will be celebrated on 7 January.

A deadly train accident happened near the same station in 2014, 21 people were killed when a train derailed between two stations.


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