Eight people injured as cab ploughs into World Cup fans in Moscow

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A taxi drove into a crowd of pedestrians near Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday, injuring eight people, including two Mexicans in the city for the FIFA World Cup, now running in Russia, officials and eyewitnesses said.

The vehicle collided with the people in Moscow, and released footages showed the cab mount the pavement before ploughing into the people.

Eight people have been injured, according to Russian police, who added some of them were wearing the Mexican national team colours. Mexico are due to play Germany in the Russian capital tomorrow.

The condition of those hit is not yet known at this stage, although one is reported to be in a serious condition.

A source told Interfax that the driver fell asleep at the wheel and pressed the accelerator pedal by accident. Other reports indicated he may have been drunk.

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