Two people detained after Russian metro train derailment

Officials in Russia have reported that two people have been detained after a metro train derailed in Moscow on Tuesday, leaving 22 dead and hundreds injured.

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Moscow metro workers 'detained' following derailment

Officials in Russia have reported that two people have been detained after a metro train derailed in Moscow on Tuesday, leaving 22 dead and hundreds injured.

Moscow residents have been leaving flowers outside metro stations across the Russian capital today. Hundreds of people have also been queuing up to give blood to help the 136 people who were injured in the crash.

Women lay flowers in memory of victims of Tuesday's crash. Credit: Reuters

I was profoundly shocked by yesterday's events, and the only thing I can do is come here today and give blood. It is the contribution that every healthy person can make, who wants to help those who were injured yesterday.

– Tatiana Tsivlina, student in Moscow.

Moscow subway accident leaves at least '21 dead'

A total of 21 people have been killed and 136 injured after a rush-hour train derailed in Moscow, Russian news agency Itar-TASS has reported.

According to local media, 42 of the injured are in intensive care, while two of the victims have been identified as a Chinese and Tajik citizen.

Woman being rescued from a train that derailed in Moscow killing at least 21 Credit: RTV
Commuters walking along the tunnel after accident Credit: RTV

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Moscow train derailment death toll 'rises to 20'

The number of people killed after a rush-hour subway derailed in Moscow has risen to 20, according to Russian news agency Itar-TASS, quoting emergency officials.

Russia's emergencies ministry (EMERCOM) reported that over 1,000 people had been evacuated from the scene.

Emergency services pictured attempting to free remaining victims. Credit: RTV

Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin ruled out the possibility that it was related to terrorism, saying: "There are no signs of a terrorist attack, so most likely it is an industrial accident".

Emergency workers in Moscow tunnel working on derailed train. Credit: RTV

106 injured in deadly Moscow subway derailment

There are still people trapped inside. Credit: RTV

At least ten people have died and more than a hundred have been injured when a rush-hour subway train derailed in Moscow, Russian emergency officials said today.

Ten people have died and 106 are injured, 50 "gravely" officials said. Credit: RTV

One person is still trapped in the wreckage, but he is still alive, Moscow's health department chief said.

Several people who were seriously injured were taken out of the station and airlifted from the scene.

Emergency services are still rescuing people trapped in the rubble. Credit: RTV

The station is the deepest in Moscow, making the rescue conditions challenging.

More: Power surge causes train to stall in Moscow

Moscow train detrailment death toll rises to 10

Members of the emergency services carry an injured passenger outside a metro station. Credit: Reuters

The number of people killed after a rush-hour subway train derailed in Moscow has risen to 10, according to emergency officials.

Several cars left the track in the tunnel after a power surge triggered an alarm, which caused the train to stop abruptly.

City Hall officials have given the death toll as 10. More than 100 people have been taken to hospital and 50 are in grave condition, Itar-TASS said, quoting Moscow's health department chief, Georgy Golukhov.

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Five dead after train derails in Moscow

Injured passengers were carried on stretchers out of metro stations. Credit: Reuters

Five people have been killed and more than 100 injured after an underground train came off the rails in Moscow.

It happened between the Slaviansky Boulevard and Park Pobedy stations during rush hour this morning.

A spokesman for the Emergencies Ministry said a power surge caused the train to stall and several cars to derail.

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