Subway metro train derailed in Moscow

At least 21 people were killed in metro train derailment in Moscow, Russia when it was crossing through deepest tunnel, Park Pobedy.

Jul 16, 2014 13:00 IST
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Moscow: Subway metro train derailed
Subway metro train derailed in Moscow, Russia on 15 July 2014. The derailment killed about 21 people and injured several. The accident happened at Park Pobedy which is the deepest metro station (84 meter underground) in Moscow. It was constructed about 10 years ago.

The train derailed after the commuter train braked abruptly during rush-hour leading to spark of fire and smoke. The cause of the accident was reported to be power surge. At the time of the accident, the train was travelling from north-west of Moscow to the city centre.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has ordered a criminal investigation into the accident. At present, Putin is on a visit to Brazil to attend the 6th BRICS Summit. On the other hand, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin declared 16 July 2014 as a day of mourning.

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