Five dead after bus ploughs into Moscow subway

Nine remain in hospitals after bus ploughs into Moscow pedestrian underpass

A bus in Moscow plowed into a subway station Monday killing at least four and injuring at least 15 people, according to Moscow Times.

The reason as to why or how the bus - used for public transport - came off the road is still being investigated by detectives.

Police immediately ruled out a possibility of it being an attack, saying that they suspect a mechanical fault or that the driver lost control of the vehicle.

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Either the vehicle's brakes failed or a auto cut ahead of the bus, causing it to veer off its intended path.

Muscovites are bringing bouquets of flowers to the underground walkway near Slavyansky Boulevard metro station where a hair-raising road accident involving a commuter bus occurred on Monday afternoon.

This video shows emergency services at the scene of the crash.

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Terrorism is not being considered, it is understood, but the driver was detained by police.

Monday was a working day in Russian Federation because Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on January 7, according to Reuters. Some unconfirmed reports said that more than 15 people were injured in the accident.

Interfax news agency reported that the bus was not even a year old.

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Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin took to Twitter to express his condolences to the victims and their families.


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