Bus kills at least 4 people in Moscow, driver detained

Bus kills at least 4 people in Moscow, driver detained

Bus kills at least 4 people in Moscow, driver detained

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.

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

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

There were also unconfirmed reports that some 15 people had been injured.

Police immediately ruled out a possibility of it being an attack, saying that they suspect a mechanical fault or that the driver lost control of the vehicle.

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

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The Interfax news agency said investigators were looking into whether the incident had occurred as a result of a technical fault with the bus.

The bus driver has been arrested.

According to eyewitnesses, the bus swerved into a pedestrian area, where people were walking.

Monday was a normal work day in Russian Federation where Orthodox Christmas is celebrated January 7.

Mayor of the capital, Sergei Sobyanin, took to Twitter to express his condolences to the families and friends of the victim.

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