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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

City Collapse Claim

MOSCOW -- Moscow's underbelly is full of broken water pipes ready to burst with boiling hot water and the city government is trying to cover this up, a man who has made climbing city sewers his hobby said Thursday.

"I have data showing how school children are literally walking over a boiling sea," said Vadim Mikhailov, leader of the Digger's club, which has spent several years crawling in the city's vast network of underground sewers and pipes, often without the city's consent.

Moscow this month was hit by a wave of accidents in which pipes with hot water burst open. Two people were killed after suffering severe burn injuries.