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Russia detains two over deadly Moscow metro crash

Published on Jul 16, 2014 3:33 PM
 
A picture taken by a cell phone shows rescuers working near a derailed subway train in a tunnel between Park Pobedy and Slavyansky Bulvar stations in Moscow, on July 15, 2014. At least twenty people died and scores more were hurt after the train derailed in the packed metro during rush hour. It was the worst accident to hit one of the world's busiest subways. -- PHOTO: AFP 

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian investigators said on Wednesday they had detained two Moscow metro workers in a probe into a devastating crash that killed 22 people and injured dozens.

The Investigative Committee said it was holding two suspects: a maintenance foreman, Valery Bashkatov, and his assistant Yury Gordov.

"The detained have already been questioned," the committee said, noting the men will soon be formally charged with safety breaches.

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