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    Over 1,200 People Evacuated From 2 Stranded Trains in Moscow Metro – Officials

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – More than 1,200 people were evacuated on Tuesday from two trains that got stuck in one of the tunnels of the Moscow metro, a representative of the city emergency services told Sputnik.

    The incident occurred between the Khoroshyovskaya and Shelepikha stations of the Kalininsko–Solntsevskaya and Large Circle lines.

    "The two stranded trains were transported to the Khoroshyovskaya station. According to preliminary data, more than 1,200 people were evacuated from two trains", the representative of the emergency services said.

    According to Moscow Deputy Mayor Maxim Liksutov, 1,041 passengers were evacuated from the tunnel.

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    "Repair work is underway, we are going to restore movement within 1.5 hours", Liksutov added. According to a source in the city emergency services, the incident was caused by a technical failure in one of the trains.

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