At least 11 people have died after gale force winds hit Moscow on Monday afternoon, the Interfax news agency has reported.
reported close to the Universitet metro station,
Kirovogradskaya and Kedrovaya
Jawaharlal Nehru Square and
on the Andreevskaya Embankment. Some 69 people were injured also in the storm.
Two of the victims
are believed to have died after being hit by a small shelter, the Interfax
news agency reported.
Fallen trees stopped trains on line four of the Moscow metro and delayed the Aeroexpress traffic to Vnukovo airport.
The wind also overturned cars and brought down a crane at a Moscow building site.
Some 7,300 people across the Moscow region are currently without electricity as a result of the storm.