Moscow crash victims were 'orphans collecting prize'
MOSCOW (AFP) - Five orphans from a children's home and two adults, killed when a drunken driver slammed into them at a Moscow bus stop, had just collected a handicrafts prize for disabled children, officials said on Sunday.
The seven were killed on Saturday when a drunken man racing at 200kph through Moscow traffic crashed into the bus stop, dragging it a part of the way down the block, police said.
Moscow social services said in a statement that the victims were five orphans from children's home number seven, as well as their teacher and her husband. Previous reports had said all seven victims were children.
"All the children had been abandoned by parents who refused to be responsible for their upbringing," the social services said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies.