13 dead in bus crash

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Thir­teen peo­ple died, two of them chil­dren, when a long-haul pas­sen­ger bus col­lided with a truck in Rus­sia yesterday, au­thor­i­ties said. The bus was trav­el­ling from Sa­mara on the Volga river to Izhevsk, around 900 kilo­me­ters east of Moscow, when the ac­ci­dent hap­pened, the In­ves­tiga­tive Com­mit­tee, which probes ac­ci­dents and dis­as­ters, said. It said it was pos­si­ble the bus driver was blinded by head­lights. The bus rolled over and caught on fire as a re­sult of the col­li­sion, the re­gional in­te­rior min­istry said, adding it would be ar­rest­ing both driv­ers. Rus­sia ranks among the world’s worst coun­tries for road deaths, mainly due to drink-driv­ing, poor roads and traf­fic vi­o­la­tions. Last year more than 20,000 peo­ple died in road ac­ci­dents, a 12per­cent drop com­pared to 2015.

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