Thousands evacuated from Moscow Metro after rush hour fire

    2013/07/04

NSFW    Moscow morning commuters were evacuated from the city’s underground Metro when an electrical fire sent toxic black smoke through the main station of the subway.

About 4,500 early morning commuters had to be evacuated as the black smoke blanketed the busy underground station.

A high-voltage electrical cable in one of the subway tunnels had caught fire, creating an electrical fire event that sent the suffocating smoke spewing through the main station.

About 30 commuters sought medical assistance for smoke inhalation.
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