Eight injured after taxi ploughs into fans in Moscow

The incident took place near Red Square in Moscow

There is no evidence so far that this is related to terrorism. Preliminary information indicated that the driver, who had a Kyrgyzstani driving license, lost control of the vehicle.

This report will be updated. Eight people have sought medical assistance, the Moscow police said.

There is now no details on the condition of those who were injured.

The following is footage published on a Russian news station's Twitter account, showing the incident and then the driver attempting to flee the scene, but he was quickly apprehended. He was shouting: "'It wasn't me'".

The traffic accident occurred on Ilyinka street located close to Red Square on Saturday, when the driver suddenly accelerated, hit the pedestrians on the sidewalk and crashed into a road sign.

The driver, a citizen of Kyrgyzstan, said he did not act on objective, according to Moscow authorities. There are no fatalities but at least one woman has serious injuries although she is not believed to be critical, according to Interfax.

Russian authorities have promised to host a safe World Cup tournament, which is taking place in 11 cities until 15 July.



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