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Moscow - Bus Drives Into Pedestrian Underpass In Moscow, Kills Four

Published on: December 25, 2017 08:31 AM
By: Reuters
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Moscow - A passenger bus swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass in Moscow on Monday, killing at least four people, Russian news agencies reported.

Video from the scene posted on social media showed a bus veering off the road and plunging down the steps of a pedestrian underpass, crushing several people beneath its wheels.

The driver of the bus had been detained by police, agencies said, after he lost control of the vehicle. The incident occurred on one of the Russian capital’s busiest roads near the Slavyansky Boulevard metro station.

Monday was an ordinary working day in Russia where Orthodox Christmas will be celebrated on Jan. 7.

An unnamed emergency services source told the TASS news agency that the number of fatalities had risen to five people. There were also unconfirmed reports that some 15 people had been injured.

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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Ten ambulances, fire service personnel, and three medivac helicopters were on the scene, agencies reported.

Rescuers work at the scene of a bus crash in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. Several people were killed and more than a dozen injured when a bus drove into an underground passageway in Moscow. (Sergey Kiselev/Moscow News Agency photo via AP)Rescuers work at the scene of a bus crash in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. Several people were killed and more than a dozen injured when a bus drove into an underground passageway in Moscow. (Sergey Kiselev/Moscow News Agency photo via AP)


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 Dec 25, 2017 at 10:58 PM adar29 Says:

Last week a bus flipped over in Mexico killing 12 people on board and injuring many others. 3 of the deceased were grandmother, mother and son. All 3 Jews. But I guess it wasn't news worth it. But if it had happened in Russia then yes.

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 Dec 25, 2017 at 11:43 PM eich Says:

Terror attack! Ideots....

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