First picture showing the aftermath of the train collision near Moscow
Picture showing the aftermath of the train collision near Moscowhttp://www.50.mchs.gov.ru/

A freight train has crashed into a passenger train west of Russia's capital Moscow killing at least four people and injuring 15, according to Russian media.

The incident occurred near Bekasovo 1 station, 60 km west of the capital.

The passenger train was on its way from Moscow to Chisinau in Moldova. The three deaths were reported by Ria-Novosti and Itar-Tass news agencies.

The latter reported that 13 cars of the freight train derailed near Bekasovo and hit the passenger train overturning three of the train's cars with people inside.

Traffic on the line was suspended while the rescue team worked at the scene of the accident. The cause of the accident is still unknown.