THOUSANDS EVACUATED AFTER FIRE IN MOSCOW METRO

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MOSCOW: Thousands of commuters were evacuated from the Moscow metro on Wednesday after a high-voltage electric cable caught fire. Around 4,500 people were evacuated after the fire broke out in a tunnel between the Okhotny Ryad and Biblioteka Imeni Lenina (Lenin Library) stations close to the Kremlin at around 8:20 a.m. (4:20 a.m. local times). The fire was extinguished in just over 40 minutes.

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