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Moscow Metro faces collapse?

June 9 2006

At four points in Moscow due to earthworks on major construction projects are possible collapse of subway stations. This is stated in a letter addressed to the FSB in Moscow prosecutor Anatoly Zuyev.

Among the "dangerous buildings" are called the reconstruction of the shopping center near metro Chertanovskaya, construction of housing complex in the metro Sokolniki, as well as the shopping center between the stations "Shchelkovskaya" and "May Day". In addition, the threat is the construction of cultural and entertainment center "European" of the metro station "Kiev" Filevskaya line.

Threat to the life of the Moscow subway passengers has arisen due to construction works, which are not always carried out in compliance with regulations and regulations on construction safety.

"This could lead to industrial accidents in the metro, including a large number of casualties" - warns the head of the FSB in Moscow and Moscow region, Viktor Zakharov, in a letter, a copy of which on Friday published a "Komsomolskaya Pravda".

Head of Press Service of the Moscow prosecutor Sergei Marchenko said that currently there is a check of the facts listed in the letter.

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