Five dead after bus ploughs into Moscow subway

Marie Harrington
December 25, 2017

A passenger bus in Moscow swerved off the road and plunged into a crowded pedestrian underpass on Monday, killing at least five people, according to reports.

Traffic spokesperson Artyom Kolesnikov confirmed: "A bus drove into a pedestrian underpass".

"According to preliminary information, five people died".

As per the news agencies, the bus went out of driver's control, who has been detained by the police.

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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Three people have been hospitalised, the statement added.

The incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. local time (1200 GMT/UTC) on one of Moscow's busiest streets near the Slavyansky Boulevard metro station.

Another angle shows the bus seemingly stationary on the side of a snowy road before it appears to pull away in the direction of the metro station. A helicopter will evacuate the wounded persons.

The mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, expressed condolences to the relatives of people that have been killed in the crash and stated that authorities are providing necessary urgent assistance to those injured. It also appeared it was snowing in the city.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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