Taxi runs into crowd in central Moscow, injuring eight

Taxi runs into crowd in central Moscow, injuring eight

Taxi runs into crowd in central Moscow, injuring eight

There is now no details on the condition of those who were injured.

The driver has been arrested after reportedly trying to flee the scene.

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"He just does not get injuries, it's impossible to break him."

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Police said that it is likely the man lost control of the vehicle and he holds a Kyrgyzstan driving license.

ITAR-TASS quoted the Moscow health department as saying eight people were hurt.

The Mexican embassy in Moscow said two Mexican women, visiting the city for the World Cup, had been lightly injured by the taxi. Mexico is to play against Germany on Sunday in Moscow, one of 11 host cities for the tournament. He was shouting: "'It wasn't me'".

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Two ambulances quickly arrived at the scene and seven people were taken to hospital.

The driver of the taxi has been detained, officials said.

The accident took place on Ilinka Street, about 200m from Red Square and Moscow's famous GUM shopping arcade.

The Moscow Traffic Authority has said the driver claimed he did not hit the crowd on objective.

Russian Federation is now hosting the World Cup, and promised "unprecedented" security measures in all cities hosting the games.

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