Commuters in tunnel on Moscow metro
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Moscow metro commuters evacuated after fire

A fire in the Moscow metro has caused travel chaos during the city's rush hour and injured at least 45 people.

A high-voltage electric cable caught fire in a tunnel, filling stations with smoke, Russian officials say.

About 4,500 people were evacuated after the fire broke out near Okhotny Ryad station, near the Kremlin in central Moscow. The blaze was quickly put out.

Amateur video from inside the metro shows commuters being evacuated from a train inside the tunnel.

Geeta Guru-Murthy reports.

  • 05 Jun 2013
  • From the section Europe
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