Two trains collided in Moscow, 50 people injured


As reported by the press-service of Russian Railways on April 9th, 50 people were injured and sought for medical assistance after a collision between a passenger train and a suburban train in Moscow.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia specified that 12 patients were hospitalized, two teenagers among them. The list of the wounded was published on the website of the department.

The accident took place on April 8 at 10:40 pm (Moscow time) at the Belarusian direction of the Moscow Railway. According to preliminary data, an electric suburban train Moscow-Usovo collided with a passenger train Moscow-Brest moving behind it in the same direction because of a man who was crossing the railway tracks. The driver of the suburban train started emergency braking, which lead to the passenger train crashed into it. As a result, two carts and a locomotive section of the train were derailed.

According to the Investigative Committee of Russia, at the time of the accident there were 455 passengers and a crew in the passenger train going to Brest. In the suburban train there was a machinist, his assistant, and two inspectors. 16 people were hospitalized after the incident.

Source: Lenta.Ru