Eight injured after taxi runs into crowd in Moscow

Credit Moscow traffic authority

Credit Moscow traffic authority

Amid calls by Islamic State for lone wolf attacks on the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow, a taxi driver near Red Square swerved onto the sidewalk and ran over a crowd of people.

It was reported yesterday that the Kyrgyzstani driver had accidentally driven into the crowd, many of whom were football fans in town for the World Cup.

The driver, identified by Moscow city authorities as a national of the central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan, was taken into custody for questioning.

A man who drove his taxi onto a crowded pavement, injuring eight people in Moscow earlier today, has told the police he was very exhausted after a 20-hour working day, and accidentally put his foot on the accelerator instead of the brake.

Russian authorities say the driver, Anarbek Chingiz, caused the accident when he fell asleep at the wheel after a 20-hour shift and accidentally pressed the accelerator pedal.

More than 600,000 foreign tourists are expected to descend on Russian Federation during the June 14 to July 15 showpiece.

"It's scary that it was in the center (of Moscow) and I was right opposite", she said.

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Uulu told police officers: "I wanted to stop, I wanted to let one man pass".

The driver said he had mistaken the gas pedal for brakes when he wanted to let a pedestrian cross the road.

The incident occurred near the Red Square in the heart of Moscow.

The U.S. State Department on Friday updated its travel advice on Russian Federation, saying terrorist groups were plotting attacks.

A video of the incident shows cars in a line at a standstill or near standstill (including the taxi).

At the time of writing, there are no indication that the incident is terror-related.

"We're not scared but disappointed", said Youseff Fraige, 27, from Monterrey, Mexico.

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