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Russia: Helicopters swoop to rescue in Moscow Metro crash, up to 16 dead00:42

Russia: Helicopters swoop to rescue in Moscow Metro crash, up to 16 dead

Russian Federation, Moscow
July 15, 2014 at 02:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

A train crash on a Moscow metro line left 16 people dead and over 120 injured, Tuesday.

Some 120 people have been hospitalised, according to emergency services. Around 200 people have been evacuated from the tunnel as the operation to bring people to the surface continues.

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.

Russia: Helicopters swoop to rescue in Moscow Metro crash, up to 16 dead00:42
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A train crash on a Moscow metro line left 16 people dead and over 120 injured, Tuesday.

Some 120 people have been hospitalised, according to emergency services. Around 200 people have been evacuated from the tunnel as the operation to bring people to the surface continues.

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.