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MOSCOW (Reuters)

A passenger bus swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass in Moscow on Monday, killing at least four people, Russian news agencies reported

Video from the scene posted on social media showed a bus veering off the road and plunging down the steps of a pedestrian underpass, crushing several people beneath its wheels.

 

A police officer gestures at a cordoned off area following a crash involving a passenger bus in Moscow
A police officer gestures at a cordoned off area following a crash involving a passenger bus that swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass in Moscow, Russia, December 25, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. Courtesy of Alexey Abanin/via REUTERS

 

The driver of the bus had been detained by police, agencies said, after he lost control of the vehicle. The incident occurred on one of the Russian capital’s busiest roads near the Slavyansky Boulevard metro station.

 

Rescue personnel work at the scene of a crash involving a passenger bus in Moscow
Rescue personnel work at the scene of a crash involving a passenger bus that swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass in Moscow, Russia, December 25, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. Courtesy of Alexey Abanin/via REUTERS

 

Monday was an ordinary working day in Russia where Orthodox Christmas will be celebrated on Jan. 7.

An unnamed emergency services source told the TASS news agency that the number of fatalities had risen to five people. There were also unconfirmed reports that some 15 people had been injured.

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The Interfax news agency said investigators were looking into whether the incident had occurred as a result of a technical fault with the bus.

 

A view shows the scene of an incident involving a passenger bus, which swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass, in Moscow
A view shows the scene of an incident involving a passenger bus, which swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass, in Moscow, Russia December 25, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Kibirov

 

Ten ambulances, fire service personnel, and three medivac helicopters were on the scene, agencies reported.

 

(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

 

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A view shows the scene of an incident involving a passenger bus, which swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass, in Moscow
A view shows the scene of an incident involving a passenger bus, which swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass, in Moscow, Russia December 25, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Kibirov

 

A view shows the scene of an incident involving a passenger bus, which swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass, in Moscow
A view shows the scene of an incident involving a passenger bus, which swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass, in Moscow, Russia December 25, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

 

Rescue personnel work at the scene of a crash involving a passenger bus in Moscow
Rescue personnel work at the scene of a crash involving a passenger bus that swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass in Moscow, Russia, December 25, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. Courtesy of Alexey Abanin/via REUTERS

 

General view of the scene of a crash involving a passenger bus in Russia
General view of the scene of a crash involving a passenger bus that swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass in Moscow, Russia, December 25, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. Courtesy of Alexey Abanin/via REUTERS

 

Rescue personnel gather at the scene of a crash at the scene of a crash involving a passenger bus in Moscow
Rescue personnel gather at the scene of a crash involving a passenger bus that swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass in Moscow, Russia, December 25, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. Courtesy of Alexey Abanin/via REUTERS

 

People are seen at the site of a crash involving a passenger bus in Moscow
People are seen at the site of a crash involving a passenger bus that swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass in Moscow, Russia, December 25, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. Courtesy of Alexey Abanin/via REUTERS

 

A view shows the scene of an incident involving a passenger bus, which swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass, in Moscow
A view shows the scene of an incident involving a passenger bus, which swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass, in Moscow, Russia December 25, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

 

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