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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

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.

Watch: Death toll in Moscow metro derailment reaches 16

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


Death toll in Moscow metro derailment reaches 16

The number of people who have died after a train derailed in Moscow has reached 16.

Emergency services have been involved in a rescue operation in a metro tunnel after an underground train derailed between two stations during the morning rush hour.

Russia's investigative committee said it was looking into the causes of the incident.

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.

Read: Moscow train derailment death toll rises to 10

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.

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.


Ukraine president accuses Russian army of aiding rebels

The Ukrainian president has again accused Russian army officers of fighting alongside pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Petro Poroshenko said: "Russian staff officers are taking part in military operations against Ukrainian forces."

The war of words between Kiev and Moscow followed a weekend of intense fighting, in which Ukrainian forces say they inflicted heavy losses on pro-Russian rebels.

Read: Russian forces 'up to 12,000 along Ukraine's border

Ukraine: Russian rocket 'probably' shot down our plane

A Ukrainian plane taking part in the military campaign against separatist rebels was shot down by a rocket "probably" fired from Russian territory, the country's defense minister was quoted as saying.

Colonel General Valery Heletey. Credit: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Speaking on the country's presidential website Colonel General Valery Heletey said crew members from the military transport plane had been in contact with the army's general staff.

He said that the plane was flying at a height of 6,500 meters and therefore could not have been brought down by weapons used by the separatists.

He added: "The plane was brought down by another more powerful rocket weapon which was fired, probably, from the territory of the Russian Federation."

There was no word on casualties, but a military spokesman was unable to confirm that everyone on board was alive.

Read: Russia invited EU monitors to border with Ukraine

Russia invited EU monitors to border with Ukraine

Russia said it has invited monitors from the OSCE European security and rights body to two of its borders crossings with Ukraine, as a "sign of good will", the foreign ministry said.

In connection to the worsening situation in the region where Kiev is carrying out its military operation in the southeast of Ukraine, the Russian side, in the order of goodwill and without waiting for a ceasefire is inviting OSCE observers to check points... on the Russian-Ukrainian border.

Read: Russian forces 'up to 12,000 along Ukraine's border'

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