Tunnel collapses in Moscow metro

Tunnel collapses in Moscow metro
Tunnel collapses in Moscow metro

A section of tunnel collapsed Sunday in the Moscow subway and a fire erupted on a train, but no one was hurt, officials said.

Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman Viktor Beltsov said that a concrete section fell on a train, triggering a fire. He said rescuers safely evacuated all passengers, and there were no injuries.

The accident occurred on a section of subway between Sokol and Voikovskaya stations in north-central Moscow, halting train movement.

A fleet of ambulances and fire engines arrived at the subway stations and there were huge traffic james in the area. Authorities launched additional buses for travelers.

Officials said they were looking into reports that the accident had been caused by a construction project in the area, the AP reports.

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