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At least seven teenagers have been killed and three others injured as a drunk driver rammed his vehicile into a bus stop in Moscow.
The incident occurred at Minsk Street in the western part of Moscow.
Three boys and four girls, all teenagers, were enjoying a day off school in a scenic western part of the city near its main film studio when tragedy struck, the AFP reported.
"According to preliminary information, the driver was under the influence of alcohol," said an Interfax News agency report.
The 29-year-old male driver was racing at 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour and was suspected to be under the influence of drugs as well as alcohol.
His licence had been suspended in 2010 for drunk driving.
"As a result of a test that was conducted, it was determined that at the time of the accident the driver was in a state of alcoholic intoxication," said the Moscow police on its website.
He has been treated for various injuries and is being kept under police supervision. If convicted of the crime, it could put him in prison for up to nine years.
Images of the scene of the crash showed a mangled car on the pavement and a razed bus stop.
Deaths due to road accidents and alcohol-related incidents are rising in Russia in recent years.