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Russia: Moscow Metro carriage derails, up to 16 dead00:51

Russia: Moscow Metro carriage derails, up to 16 dead

Russian Federation, Moscow
July 15, 2014 at 05:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

A train derailment in the Moscow metro has left up to 10 people dead and over 120 injured, Tuesday.

Moscow's deputy mayor said 10 people were killed in the accident, with emergency services reporting 106 people hospitalisations. Around 200 people have been evacuated from the tunnel, and the operation to bring people to the surface is ongoing.

There are about 100 ambulances at the scene including air ambulances to transport the most seriously injured. It appears that some people remain trapped and the number of casualties could still rise.

According to reports by rescue workers, three carriages came off the tracks between the Slavyansky Bulvar (Slavic Boulevard) and Park Pobedy (Victory Park) stations on the Blue line. The Emergency Ministry reported that at 08:39 local time there was a power outage causing the train to brake heavily and the carriages to derail.

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A train derailment in the Moscow metro has left up to 10 people dead and over 120 injured, Tuesday.

Moscow's deputy mayor said 10 people were killed in the accident, with emergency services reporting 106 people hospitalisations. Around 200 people have been evacuated from the tunnel, and the operation to bring people to the surface is ongoing.

There are about 100 ambulances at the scene including air ambulances to transport the most seriously injured. It appears that some people remain trapped and the number of casualties could still rise.

According to reports by rescue workers, three carriages came off the tracks between the Slavyansky Bulvar (Slavic Boulevard) and Park Pobedy (Victory Park) stations on the Blue line. The Emergency Ministry reported that at 08:39 local time there was a power outage causing the train to brake heavily and the carriages to derail.

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