10 dead, more than 100 injured in Moscow subway crash

10 dead, more than 100 injured in Moscow subway crash

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Rescuers and paramedics evacuate passengers injured as several subway cars derailed in Moscow, on July 15, 2014. Three people died and dozens were injured today after a train derailed in the Moscow metro in a tunnel between Park Pobedy and Slavyansky Bulvar stations, in the west of Moscow, city authorities said. AFP PHOTO / DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV (Photo credit should read DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Kim Hjelmgaard

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 7:50 AM

(USA Today) -- At least 10 people have died and scores more have been injured after a rush-hour subway train derailed in Moscow Tuesday, health officials said.

Some 106 people were hospitalized, of whom 50 are in grave condition, Russian news agency ITAR-TASS said, quoting Moscow's health department chief, Georgy Golukhov.

The crash is said to have occurred after several cars left a track in a tunnel after a power surge triggered an alarm.

Photos on social media showed passengers walking along the tracks inside the dimly lit tunnel.

There have been 13 emergency incidents on Moscow's metro system so far this year but no one was injured in the earlier incidents, according to ITAR-TASS.

Moscow's metro system is one of the world's oldest and most extensive.

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