Bus plunges into pedestrian underpass in Moscow

Bus plunges into pedestrian underpass in Moscow

A child is among the four people who died in a road accident involving a bus in western Moscow on Monday, a source in the city's emergency services told TASS.

The incident occurred on one of the Russian capital's busiest roads near the Slavyansky Boulevard metro station.

Either the vehicle's brakes failed or a auto cut ahead of the bus, causing it to veer off its intended path.

Sirens were blaring around the metro station, with authorities preparing to pull the bus out of the underpass, an AFP correspondent at the scene said.

Moscow police said in a statement they were looking into two possible causes of the accident - the driver losing control of the vehicle and a technical problem with the bus.

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Monday is a normal working day in Moscow, where the Orthodox Christmas will be celebrated on 7 January. Five people were killed and about a dozen injured in the crash, police said.

It has been reported that five people were killed as a result of the incident, the causes of which are yet to be established.

A preliminary examination showed the driver of the bus was sober, news agencies said.

Ten ambulances, fire brigade officials, and three medivac helicopters were on the scene, agencies reported.

"There are dead and wounded", tweeted Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin.

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