Bus Hits Pedestrians In Moscow; At Least 4 Killed, 13 Injured

Katrina Barker
December 25, 2017

Footage broadcast on national television showed a bus driving onto the pavement and then down the stairs of the underpass, running over several pedestrians before coming to a stop.

At least five people have been killed and 15 injured after a bus ploughed into an underpass in Moscow.

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

The incident occurred on one of the Russian capital's busiest roads near the Slavyansky Boulevard metro station. The bus's brakes might have failed or the bus may have been affected by a auto that cut in ahead of the vehicle, the source added.

The driver, who has been detained for questioning, has been working for the bus company for 17 years and received his license more than 30 years ago.

Monday was a working day in Russian Federation because Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on January 7, according to Reuters.

Some reports also said that the number of fatalities had risen to five people.

Emergency response teams swarmed the site, with 10 ambulances, fire service personnel, and three medivac helicopters on the scene, according to local news agencies.

The mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, expressed condolences to the relatives of people that have been killed in the crash and stated that authorities are providing necessary urgent assistance to those injured.

Other reports by AllAboutTopnews

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