MOSCOW, May 20 (RIA Novosti) – Nine emergency teams and three medical helicopters are working at the accident site near Moscow where two trains collided Tuesday, a statement on the local Inmosreg.ru website says.
“Three medical teams from the Disaster Medicine Center, six ambulance crews from the Naro-Fominsk region and three helicopters rushed to the accident scene,” the statement quoting a source in the regional health ministry says.
At least 9 people were killed and 45 injured as a freight train collided with a passenger train west of the Russian capital.
The accident occurred at the railroad haul between Naro-Fominsk and Bekasovo, when a freight train got off the tracks and rode into a long-distance train going from Moscow to Chisinau.
Some 250 people and 35 machines, including aviation equipment, are working at the site of the accident.