Bus plunges into pedestrian underpass in Moscow

Marsha Scott
December 26, 2017

The bus veered off the road and plunged into a crowded underground walkway at around 14:50 on Monday, killing four people and leaving another eleven injured.

The accident occurred in a busy area near the Slavyansky Bulvar metro station when a large number of people were in the underpass.

According to preliminary information, at least 15 people were hurt.

Police believe the crash wasn't an intentional attack, but caused by a possible mechanical issue or the driver losing control of the vehicle.

Moscow police said passengers and pedestrians were among those killed in Monday's crash.

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Investigators are now looking into whether the smash was down to driving error or a fault with the bus.

He said the bus had been towed off the pedestrian underground passage and the rescue operation was now complete.

Several people injured were taken to hospitals by helicopter, and a crane was used to extricate the bus.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin ordered all city buses to be checked in the aftermath of the crash, Russian news agencies reported. During the interrogation, the driver told that the incident occurred at a bus stop.

Monday was an ordinary working day in Russian Federation where Orthodox Christmas will be celebrated on January 7.

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