- This just in July 15
At least 20 people were killed and another 150 were injured after a subway derailed in Moscow, the Associated Press reports.
Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry said in a statement that multiple subway cars went off the tracks after a power outage, which caused an alarm system to stop the train. So far, rescue teams have recovered seven bodies and are working to extract more from inside two derailed cars, according to Alexander Gavrilov, deputy chief of Moscow's emergency service.
Additionally, Moscow's Deputy Mayor Pyotr Biryukov told Russian news agency Itar-TASS that at least 50 of the 150 injured people are in grave condition. Gavrilov told the AP that more than 1,100 people were evacuated from the train.
One of the survivors of the derailment told Russia's Rossiya 24 television that it was a "miracle" he escaped, the AP reports.
"There was smoke and we were trapped inside," the man said. "It's a miracle we got out. I thought it was the end."- -
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