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Local police and emergency services told the ITAR-Tass news agency that a burst water pipe had caused the pavement above it to collapse under the mother, who was pushing her one-and-a-half-year-old son in a pram.

A passer-by was able to rescue the mother from the hole, the officials said, but the baby was swept away by the rushing water.

Russian infrastructure is notoriously unreliable, having suffered from a chronic lack of investment since the fall of the Soviet Union 20 years ago.

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