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Moscow Commuter Still Trapped in Derailed Metro Car

Members of the emergency services enter a metro station following an accident on the subway in Moscow.

One commuter remains trapped in a mangled metro car that derailed with two other cars around 8:30 a.m. in western Moscow, killing at least 16 people.

The commuter is believed to be alive, and rescue personnel are working frantically to free the victim, the head of the city's health department, Georgy Golukhov, told state television station Rossia-24.

Preliminary reports say that a decrease in the electric voltage running through the tracks may have caused the derailment, which occurred between the Slavyansky Bulvar and Park Pobedy metro stations on the Blue Line.

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