▲ Up
 
12:00 08-02-2016
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanMongoliaWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
10 dead, hundreds hurt in major Moscow subway crash after train derailment

Bishkek (AKIpress) - Moscow metro At least 10 people were killed and 106 injured, 50 of them seriously, when a rush-hour subway train derailed in Moscow, Independent.ie reported referring to Russian emergency officials.

Several carriages left the track in a tunnel after a power surge triggered an alarm which caused the train to stop abruptly.

Yuri Akimov, a Moscow representative of the emergency services, said in a televised briefing outside Park Pobedy station that around 200 people were evacuated from the train, which was stuck between two stations in west Moscow.

The capital's health department chief, Georgy Golukhov, told Russian television that one person is still trapped in a wrecked carriage but he is alive.

Several people who were seriously injured were taken out of the station and airlifted from the scene.

Photos on social media showed passengers walking along the tracks inside the dimly lit tunnel.

A man with a bloody cut on his brow told Rossiya 24 television outside Park Pobedy station that he felt a jolt and the train abruptly came to a halt.

“There was smoke and we were trapped inside,” he said. “It's a miracle we got out. I thought it was the end.”

Park Pobedy is the deepest metro station in Moscow, 84 meters below ground, which was making the rescue effort particularly difficult.

While accidents are regular occurrences in the Moscow Metro, deadly incidents are rare.


Twitterfacebookprint
16:53 15.07.2014
LATEST NEWS
11:47 Last statue of Lenin dismantled in southern Tajikistan11:38 Kazakhstan ratifies $100 mln loan agreement with IBRD for Skills and Jobs Project11:34 Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan hands in credentials to President of Slovakia10:52 Bases in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan able to respond to negative development of situation in Afghanistan – Russian Defense Ministry10:41 Islamic Development Bank to finance 5 advanced mobile health clinics for Kyrgyzstan's rural regions10:34 Iran not to forget Kazakhstan's role in nuclear deal: FM10:29 Taiwan earthquake death toll rises10:23 Currency exchange office in Bishkek attacked and robbed for $36,00010:18 Kazakhstan ready to provide Iranian companies incentives to start business in Kazakhstan: Minister10:11 Uzbekistan, Brazil broaden cooperation in agriculture10:08 Kyrgyz President congratulates Xi Jinping on Spring Festival10:06 Tajik family detained for illegal border crossing and cutting off trees09:53 Death of man of heart attack because of cutting down electricity for nonpayment sparks public outcry09:43 Tajik woman, her 4 children drown themselves in river09:37 MPs propose to abolish liquidation of public funds in judicial proceeding09:31 Man sets himself and wife on fire in Naryn09:14 Kyrgyzstan wins 3-1 against Chinese Taipei in friendly futsal match09:02 Traffic jam blocks Ala-Bel Pass at night19:05 PM Modi's Make in India, Digital India, Smart Cities good opportunity for US companies: Exim Bank18:03 Establishment of state lottery company proposed in Kyrgyzstan
Astana
-4° C
Ashgabat
+5° C
Bishkek
+15° C
Dushanbe
+14° C
Tashkent
+18° C
Ulaanbaatar
-13° C
exchange rates
 
83.73
74.78
11.38
0.97
406.97
363.72
55.34
4.74
6.85
6.26
1.01
0.12
3093.16
2836.87
431.22
37.74
3.91
3.50
0.53
0.05

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2016. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75