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20 people killed in Moscow subway derailment

Posted on July 15, 2014

2007 photo of Moscow Metro - Christophe Meneboeuf via Wikimedia Commons
2007 photo of Moscow Metro - Christophe Meneboeuf via Wikimedia Commons

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MOSCOW — A subway train derailed in Moscow during the morning rush hour Tuesday, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than a hundred, officials said, in one of the deadliest incidents ever on the city's metro, The Wall Street Journal reported.

According to a preliminary investigation, three cars derailed in a tunnel in the western part of the city, trapping hundreds of people. A federal investigative authority opened a probe of the incident on suspicion of transport safety violations, according to the report.

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