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    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.

    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.

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