Moscow's emergency services said in a statement 14 people died at the scene of the crash and 22 others were been hospitalized, RIA Novosti reported.
ITAR-Tass reported the death toll had risen to 17 later in the afternoon.
"Three people died at hospital in Podolsk. At present, the death toll has risen to 17," Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman Irina Rossius said.
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