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Moscow Metro Claims New Victim Days After Deadly Derailment

A young man has died after being hit by a train on the Moscow metro, just days after a derailment led to the deaths of 22 people on the city's subway.

The latest accident occurred around midnight Wednesday at the northern VDNKh station on the Orange Line, the Interfax news agency quoted a police spokesman as saying.

While the driver applied his emergency brakes, he was unable to avoid a collision, and the man died at the scene of the crash, the spokesman added.

The accident comes after 22 people were killed and more than 200 injured after three carriages slid off the tracks Tuesday morning between the western Slavyansky Bulvar and Park Pobedy metro stations on the city's Dark Blue Line.

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