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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 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

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