Moscow metro derailment kills at least 12, injures 120
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 00:46
At least 12 people were killed and up to 120 injured when a Moscow underground train derailed between two stations during the morning rush hour. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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At least 12 people were killed on Tuesday (July 15) and up to 120 injured when a Moscow underground train derailed between two stations during the morning rush hour, the Emergencies Ministry said.
Russia's investigative committee said it was looking into the causes of the accident. There seemed to be no suggestion of foul play.
Injured passengers were carried on stretchers, bloodied and bandaged, out of metro stations and helicopters ferried the most seriously hurt to hospitals. Passengers looked stunned or were crying after being helped to the surface by emergency services.
"So far 12 people are dead," an emergency ministry official told reporters at the scene.
Investigators said a power surge caused the train to stall and several cars to come off the rails between the Slaviansky Boulevard and Park Pobedy stations.
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