Eight injured after taxi runs into crowd in Moscow

Eight injured after taxi runs into crowd in Moscow

Eight injured after taxi runs into crowd in Moscow

There is no evidence so far that this is related to terrorism.

Preliminary information indicated the driver lost control of the vehicle, and Russia's state-run Interfax news agency said he was drunk at the time.

Mexico's embassy in Russian Federation said two of its citizens were among the injured.

Moscow's traffic management authority said the driver had a licence issued in Kyrgyzstan and had not driven into the crowd of people deliberately.

Seven or eight people were injured during the crash, according to local media reports.

The fans were reportedly from Mexico, who are in the city ahead of their opening match with Germany on Sunday, which is taking place in the Luzhniki stadium. He was shouting: "'It wasn't me'". The authority cited the driver, who was in police custody, as saying he had not driven into the crowd on objective.

The driver of the taxi has been detained, officials said. Seven were in a satisfactory condition, according to a statement from Moscow city's healthcare department while one woman was seriously hurt.

Russian Federation hosts the 2018 FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15.

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