Four killed and 15 injured as bus ploughs into pedestrians in Russian Federation

At least four people are said to have died after a bus came off the road and hurtled down a set of stairs leading to a metro station

There were also unconfirmed reports that some 15 people had been injured.

A passenger bus that swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass in Moscow on Monday has killed at least four people.

Muscovites are bringing bouquets of flowers to the underground walkway near Slavyansky Boulevard metro station where a hair-raising road accident involving a commuter bus occurred on Monday afternoon.

Photos and video on social media showed the bus' windshield smashed with at least one body nearby.

Police believe there are two possible causes, according to RIA Novosti.

He said the bus had been towed off the pedestrian underground passage and the rescue operation was now complete.

Interfax news agency reported that the bus was not even a year old.

Terrorism is not being considered, it is understood, but the driver was detained by police. Police said that the incident happened as the bus driver lost control of the bus.

While health officials said four people had died, interior ministry spokesman Col Yuri Titov said the accident had claimed five lives.

Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin tweeted: "There are dead and wounded".

25 December is an ordinary working day in Russian Federation, as Orthodox Christmas is not celebrated until 7 January.

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