Death toll in Moscow metro accident up to 16 people, driver dies - source

According to preliminary information, the death toll in the Moscow metro accident has climbed to 16 people, a source in medical circles told Interfax.

According to preliminary information, the death toll in the Moscow metro accident has climbed to 16 people, a source in medical circles told Interfax.

"According to the preliminary information, 16 people have died, including the driver Sergei Osipov, who worked at the Izmaylovo depot," the source said.

Three train cars derailed in the tunnel between the Park Pobedy and Slavyansky Bulvar stations in western Moscow>>>

During rush hour in the morning of July 15, three train cars derailed between the Park Pobedy and Slavyansky Bulvar stations on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line of the Moscow Metro. The derailment was caused by a sudden braking as a result of a drop in contact wire voltage.

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