Moscow metro accident, 20 dead, 161 hurt (photo, video)

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The train movement on the Arbat-Pokrovskaya metro line in the capital of Russia was stopped in the morning on July 15. The train unexpectedly slammed on the brakes in the tunnel between the stations Molodezhnaya and Slavyanski Boulevard. 161 people were hurt, they have injuries and cuts, some have vertebrae fractures. 118 people were sent to hospitals. The condition of over 50 people is considered as serious.

The people were evacuated from the tunnel, however, about 20 people remained blocked in the carriage, damaged by slamming on the brakes. They were also evacuated. Rescuers worked at the spot, 200 people were led out of metro, RIA Novosti informs. The authorities of Moscow informed about 20 victims.

According to preliminary information, the reason for the accident was the voltage surge, which activated the alarm system and the brakes worked. However, energy workers did not confirm this version.

There is no information on whether there were Belarusians among the victims, reports BELTA with a reference to Belarusian diplomats.

Photo by ria.ru, gazeta.ru, ITAR-TASS, Twitter