Taxi runs into crowd in Moscow

Authorities said there were no fatalities after a taxi drove into a crowd in central Moscow on Saturday

File photo: A car with the logo of Russian online taxi service Yandex Taxi is seen stuck in a traffic jam in Moscow, Russia January 25, 2018.


MOSCOW:  Moscow authorities said there were no fatalities after a taxi drove into a crowd in central Moscow on Saturday, the RIA news agency reported.

Police have detained a taxi driver who had a Kyrgyz driving license, a Moscow traffic authority wrote on social media.

Police in Moscow said the taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near the Red Square.

Police say the driver in the crash Saturday has been detained. Preliminary information indicated the driver lost control of the vehicle.

There were no immediate details on the severity of the pedestrians’ injuries.

The accident took place on Ilinka Street, about 200 meters (650 feet) from Red Square and Moscow’s famous GUM shopping arcade.

Russia is currently hosting the World Cup and Moscow is one of 11 Russian cities where tournament games are being played.

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