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Russia: Emergency services clear Moscow Metro wreckage00:40

Russia: Emergency services clear Moscow Metro wreckage

Russian Federation, Moscow
July 15, 2014 at 12:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

A train derailment in the Moscow metro left up to 16 people dead and over 120 injured, Tuesday. Around 200 people have been evacuated from the tunnel, with the operation to bring people to the surface still ongoing.

Emergency services worked hard to help the injured, while others travelled underground bring the wreckage under control. 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 left up to 16 people dead and over 120 injured, Tuesday. Around 200 people have been evacuated from the tunnel, with the operation to bring people to the surface still ongoing.

Emergency services worked hard to help the injured, while others travelled underground bring the wreckage under control. 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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