An horrible deadly accident occurred in the west of Russia’s capital. A bus has crashed in Christmas day into a crowd at the metro station Slavyansky Bulvar, a busy underground station in the Russia capital of Moscow. At least five people have been killed in the incident and around 15 more have been injured.
Police believes the brakes may have failed. Officials say the incident is not believed to be linked to terror. The driver of the bus has been detained by police. A preliminary examination showed he was sober during the crash. The crash happened in icy conditions and an inspection of the entire Moscow bus fleet has now been ordered.
Bus crashed at metro station
Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin who was at the scene of the accident has expressed condolences to the relatives of the victims. Three air ambulances have left the scene. Slavyansky Bulvar metro station serves the residents of the southwestern districts situated between the Fruzensky and Filyovsky radii. The station was opened on 2008. The station has two underground vestibules and serves as a junction with surface urban traffic. Internally the walls are reveted with green Cuban marble "Verde Guatemala", topped with aluminium profile onto which lighting elements are fixed. Grey granite "Aleksandorovsky" covers the floor apart from platform edge, which has a darker "Gabbro". In addition the platform has three beech benches.