Eight people injured after taxi hits crowds in Moscow

Eight people have been injured after a taxi rammed through a crowd in Moscow.

The extent of the injuries remains unclear although police say they are no life-threatening.

Police have arrested the driver, who is from Kirguistan, despite his attempts to flee.

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One witness said some of those hit were wearing Mexican team colours. Russia's Interfax news agency cited a source claiming that the driver was drunk at the time of the incident.

Mexico are due to play Germany at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday in the city and two Mexican women are in a stable condition after the incident, the country's embassy in Moscow said on Twitter. He was shouting: "'It wasn't me'".

The report, which cited emergency services, said the vehicle crashed into a traffic sign, then drove into the crowd on Ilyinka Street.

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Russian Federation hosts the 2018 FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15.

"Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities", the travel advice stated.

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