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Two Moscow Subway Employees Charged Over Deadly Accident

Investigators have charged two Moscow subway employees over a deadly accident earlier this month that led to the deaths of 23 people.

Russia's Investigative Committee said on July 25 that the Moscow subway's senior foreman of railway services, Valery Bashkatov, and his assistant, Yury Gordov, have been charged with violations of subway safety regulations.

Three subway cars came off the track while traveling at 70 kilometers per hour between the Slaviansky Boulevard and Park Pobedy stations during morning rush hour on July 15.

Six of those killed were reportedly foreigners, including two Chinese, two Tajiks, one Kyrgyz, and a Moldovan.

The head of the Moscow subway system was sacked following the deadly accident.

Two other metro employees arrested after the accident are expected to be charged later.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax

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