Four killed and 15 injured as bus ploughs into pedestrians in Russian Federation

Moscow bus crash
INSTAGRAM AT THE SCENE It occurred at the Slavyansky Bulvar metro station
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26 December, 2017

Muscovites are bringing bouquets of flowers to the underground walkway near Slavyansky Boulevard metro station where a hair-raising road accident involving a commuter bus occurred on Monday afternoon.

AT least four people have been killed and 15 more injured after a bus plunged into a pedestrian underpass in Russian Federation.

Police said both passengers and passers-by were killed when the bus plunged into an underpass in a busy part of Moscow.

Several people were killed and more than a dozen injured when a bus drove into an underground passageway in Moscow.

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Police believe there are two possible causes, according to RIA Novosti.

The circumstances of the crash are now being investigated, while police are on the scene. The driver reported a brake failure, making the bus unable to stop, the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation said.

At least four people are said to have died after a bus came off the road and hurtled down a set of stairs leading to a metro station. The bus was only one year old and Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that all buses will be inspected after the accident, according to the Interfax news agency.

An unnamed emergency services source told the TASS news agency that the number of fatalities had risen to five people.


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