Moscow Bus Crashes Into Subway Station Killing At Least 4

A bus has driven into a pedestrian underpass in the center of Moscow

A bus in Moscow rolled down a pedestrian underpass on Monday, killing 5 people and injuring 15.

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

Pedestrians and passengers on the bus were among those killed, Moscow police said.

The bus following the rout Slavic Boulevard -Skolkovo belonging to Mostransavto transportation service drove into the underground passage next to 2, Slavic Boulevard building in Moscow.

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.

Moments after the incident the driver of the bus was detained by the police.

According to the source, there are two main reasons for the crash: either the bus or another auto cut it off or the brakes on the bus failed. The bus went off the road and onto the steps leading into the passageway.

Russian news agencies quoted Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin as saying that he had ordered all city buses to be checked in the aftermath of the crash.

It has been reported that five people were killed as a result of the incident, the causes of which are yet to be established.

25 December is an ordinary working day in Russian Federation, as Orthodox Christmas is not celebrated until 7 January.

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