Published: Tue, December 26, 2017
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Moscow bus crash kills five

Moscow bus crash kills five

At least four people have been killed and a further 15 injured in a terrifying bus crash in Russian Federation.

Horrific CCTV from the scene captured the bus veering off a road and smashing down steps into people.

The circumstances of the crash are now being investigated, while police are on the scene. The bus driver was also detained and questioned, authorities said. Some unconfirmed reports said that more than 15 people were injured in the accident.

The cause of the crash was not known.

Moscow police said both passengers and passers-by were killed.

Security footage shows a bus start moving from a standstill at a highway bus stop onto a sidewalk and down a set of stairs into the entrance of the Slaviansky Boulevard metro station.

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

Monday is a normal working day in Moscow, where the Orthodox Christmas will be celebrated on 7 January.

The Interfax news agency said that the investigators had confirmed that the incident had occurred as a result of a technical fault with the bus.

Ten ambulances, fire service personnel, and three medevac helicopters were on the scene, agencies reported.

Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin took to Twitter to express his condolences to the victims and their families.

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