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Two People Killed in High-Speed Train Collision in Moscow

The Novogireyevo station.

A man and a woman have died after being hit by a high-speed train passing through a rail station in eastern Moscow, a news report said.

The pair may have been trying to run across rail lines when they were hit by a Moscow-Nizhny Novgorod train at the capital's Novogireyevo station on Sunday afternoon, a police spokesperson was quoted as saying by Interfax.

Police are investigating the incident, the report said.

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