Investigators began checking on the fact of collision of trains in Moscow

Upon collision in Moscow long-distance trains and commuter trains initiated preliminary examination, the results of which procedural decision will be made. About it “” has informed the official representative of the Moscow interregional Investigative management on transport of Investigatory Committee of the Russian Federation Tatyana Morozova.

According to authorities, the accident occurred April 8 at 22:40 on the 9th kilometer of 9 picket playout stations Fili — Kuntsevo-2 of the Belarusian direction of the Moscow railway (MZHD). Train EN route Moscow—Usovo, faced with a move for him by a passenger train Moscow—Brest.

“At this point, the train was 455 passengers and train crew, train engineer, his assistant and 2 of the controller,” said Morozov. According to her, after the accident, was hospitalized 16 people, including the locomotive crew of a passenger train and 2 controller suburban composition.

The source “” in the emergency services said that for the medical assistance 32 people, 16 were hospitalized, including five railway workers. Earlier it was informed about 16 victims.

“On the scene left the investigatory-operative group, the complex of necessary actions aimed at establishing all the circumstances and causes of the incident,” — said the representative office. Also in the area of the accident was visited by the head EMERCOM of Russia Vladimir Puchkov.

According to preliminary data, the trains collided because the man who ran the railroad tracks. The driver of the commuter of the composition applied the emergency brake, this time it crashed into a passenger train.

Russian President Vladimir Putin was informed about the incident, he instructed “to take appropriate actions to remedy the situation.” The mayor of the capital Sergey Sobyanin, in turn, ordered to provide medical assistance to the victims.