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Russia RU bus into metro entry

Postby Roderick Smith » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:23 pm

Bus ploughs into crowd at busy underground station in Moscow, killing many AFP, AP, News Corp Australia Network December 26, 2017.
FOUR people were killed overnight when a city bus ploughed into a pedestrian underpass in western Moscow on Christmas Day traffic police said.
It was not immediately clear what caused the accident as authorities said they were looking into several possibilities, including a technical malfunction.
Authorities did not mention terrorism as a possible cause.
“Nine people are currently in the city’s clinics ... four people died on the spot,” the Moscow city hall said in a statement on the website.
Police were also giving the figure of four killed, revised down from previous statements which said the accident caused five deaths.
Footage broadcast on national television showed a bus driving onto the footpath and then down the stairs of the underpass, running over several pedestrians before coming to a stop.
Russian authorities said the bus careened off a road and onto steps leading into an underground passageway in Moscow.
Moscow police said in a statement they were looking into two possible causes — the driver losing control of the vehicle and a technical problem with the bus.
“The driver of the bus began movement and then changed his trajectory, which resulted in the bus going down into the pedestrian underpass,” the statement said.
Bus careened into the tunnel of a Moscow train station. picture: Twitter “The driver has been detained. Police employees are working with him,” the statement said.
“According to the driver, the bus was parked and suddenly began to move by itself,” said a statement by the Russian “According to the driver, the bus was parked and suddenly began to move by itself,” said a statement by the Russian Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes.
A bus careened [careered] down a stairway at a Moscow train station, killing at least four people. Picture: CCTV “Despite his attempts to stop the bus, the breaking system did not work and the bus continued moving,” it said.
Investigators said they were questioning witnesses and plan to examine vehicle documentation and order medical examination of the driver.
“According to the driver, the bus was parked and suddenly began to move by itself,” said a statement by the Russian Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes.
A bus careened down a stairway at a Moscow train station, killing at least four people. Picture: CCTV “Despite his attempts to stop the bus, the breaking system did not work and the bus continued moving,” it said.
Investigators said they were questioning witnesses and plan to examine vehicle documentation and order medical examination of the driver.
“There are dead and wounded,” tweeted Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin. “We are providing emergency aid,” he said, offering condolences to families of the victims.
Mr Sobyanin also visited the scene, telling journalists he had ordered a full inspection of the entire Moscow bus fleet.
The accident occurred on the afternoon of Christmas Day in Russia. Picture: AFP/Vasily Maximov
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Re: Russia RU bus into metro entry

Postby boronia » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:07 pm

Anyone who has watched YouTube videos of Russian drivers would not find this surprising at all (and there a few dedicated just to buses)

Poor vehicle mechanical standards, and lack of driver skills (esp in snow conditions) seems to be the norm over there.
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