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A bus accident in Transbaikalia claimed the lives of two children

A bus accident in Transbaikalia claimed the lives of two children

Among the passengers of the bus, which fell off the bridge in the Trans-Baikal Territory, there were two children of preschool age. They and 17 adults, including the driver of the vehicle, died at the scene of the accident, 19 people were hospitalized.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, those injured by helicopter were taken to hospitals in the cities of Shilka, Nerchinsk and Sretensk. Several people are in serious condition. It was decided not to transport them to federal medical centers. Leading specialists of the country advise Trans-Baikal doctors regarding patient management.

The tragedy occurred at about three in the afternoon of December 1. The bus that drove passengers from Chita to Sretensk fell from the bridge over the Kuenga River and landed on the roof. According to information RIA News, the front wheel burst at the car, after which the driver was no longer able to cope with the control. He did not reach the destination only 60 km.

The Investigative Committee of Russia reports that a criminal case has been initiated under the provision of services that do not meet safety requirements, which resulted in the death of two or more persons. The investigation is under control in the central office. Forensic experts continue to work at the scene of the accident.

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