Moscow metro workers arrested over safety breaches

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Two Moscow metro workers have been arrested over the derailment of a train on Tuesday which killed 21 people.

Russian investigators say the track supervisor and his assistant are suspected of having made mistakes on wiring during work done in May.

Wednesday has been an official day of mourning for the 21 people lost in the derailment of a train in one of the deepest sections of the metro network. CCTV’s Jake Rashbass reports from Moscow.

Two metro workers arrested over safety breaches

Two metro workers arrested over safety breaches

Two Moscow metro workers have been arrested over the derailment of a train on Tuesday which killed 21 people.

The crash injured more than 160 people and at least 1,000 had to be evacuated.Work continues to try and bring the entire metro back on line.

It’s thought a power surge caused the metro’s derailment, one that critics have long said is underfunded and badly maintained. Officials are not committing themselves yet on the exact cause of the tragedy.