Killed, 15 Injured as Bus Enters Moscow Underground Passage

Posted December 26, 2017

Four people have been killed in Moscow after a passenger bus swerved off course and slammed into a busy pedestrian underpass on Christmas Day.

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.

The Interior Ministry's press service in Moscow has confirmed the death of four people in the accident.

Russian emergency services released a video from the incident site showing the bus wreckage and ambulances.

Interfax news agency reported that the bus was not even a year old.

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

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A shuttle bus struck pedestrians in a crowded Moscow underpass on Monday, killing at least five, officials said.

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

The bus driver operating the vehicle told investigators that the bus started moving suddenly and that he applied the brakes, but they did not work.

It is not clear if any of the people who died were inside the bus when it crashed.

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