Taxi runs into crowd in central Moscow, injuring eight

A taxi has crashed into a crowd of people in Moscow

TWITTERA taxi has crashed into a crowd of people in Moscow

Police in Moscow say at least seven people have been injured after a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a pavement near Red Square.

"The preliminary cause of the accident is that the driver lost control of the vehicle", the Moscow police department said in a statement.

The driver had a license issued by Kyrgyzstan.

Mexico take on Germany on Sunday in their first World Cup match at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium.

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The following is footage published on a Russian news station's Twitter account, showing the incident and then the driver attempting to flee the scene, but he was quickly apprehended.

The authority cited the driver as saying he had not driven into the crowd on objective.

The driver, a citizen of Kyrgyzstan, said he did not act on objective, according to Moscow authorities.

Mexican nationals were among the injured, it said. Police initially said eight were injured, but later said seven had sought medical attention.

Moscow is one of the 11 Russian cities where World Cup games are being played.

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