- City of Moscow, Russia, is currently facing its heaviest snowfall in over 60 years
- The near-miss was caught on CCTV at Kapotnya station in the country’s capital
- Snow suddenly slides off roof and crashes down onto the carriages and platform
This is the frightening moment an avalanche of snow crashes onto a moving train and nearly wipes out passengers at a railway station.
The incident was caught on CCTV at Kapotnya train station in Moscow, Russia. The capital city is currently facing its heaviest snow in 60 years.
The footage shows the snow suddenly slide off a roof as a train comes into the station, crashing down onto the carriages and the platform.
A huge avalanche of snow crashes off a moving train in Russia and almost wipes out passengers at a railway station
Luckily, nobody was standing close to where it landed but several passengers heading to board the train had to jump back to avoid being hit.
The train doors had not yet opened so nobody on board the passenger train was affected.
Managers of the Moscow Central Circle line, which runs the station at Kapotnya, confirmed that no passengers or members of staff were hurt in the incident.
The incident was caught on CCTV at Kapotnya railway station in Moscow. The city is currently facing its heaviest snow in 60 years
Managers of the Moscow Central Circle line, which runs the station at Kapotnya, confirmed that no passengers or members of staff were hurt in the incident
And they added that the heavy fall of snow did not cause any damage to the train which was able to continue its route without any delay.
Moscow and the surrounding area have been suffering unusually heavy snowfalls of up to 8.6 inches, unmatched since 1957.
Schools have been closed and one person died when a falling tree hit a power line, according to Moscow Mayor Sergi Sobyanin.