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Section Of Moscow Metro Tunnel Collapses

(RFE/RL) March 19, 2006 -- Officials say a section of a tunnel has collapsed in the Moscow metro, setting a train carriage on fire.

Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman Viktor Beltsov said a concrete section of tunnel fell on a train and triggered a fire.

There was no immediate information on casualties.

Reports say the accident occurred on the line between Sokol and Voikovskaya stations in north-central Moscow. Passengers were being evacuated.

(AP, Reuters)

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