The number of people injured in an accident involving a bus in the Skopinsky district near Ryazan increased to 13, among them – five children aged from seven to 17 years. This was reported on the website of the Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the region on Friday, December 25.
Initially, 12 injuries and four deaths from the accident were reported.
“As a result of the accident, three passengers and a driver who were in the bus were killed, 13 passengers were injured of varying severity. The injured passengers of the bus, including five minors between the ages of seven and 17, were placed in the Skopinsky regional hospital to provide medical assistance, ”the UK said.
Investigators have begun a pre-investigation check, the circumstances of the incident are being established, the necessary forensic examinations have been appointed.
A Mercedes-Benz Travego bus en route from Moscow to Volgograd overturned on the 247th km of the P-22 “Caspian” highway at about 2:00 am Friday. There were 26 people on the bus, according to the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs.
According to the department, the accident occurred as a result of the fact that the driver, a 32-year-old resident of the Volgograd region, lost control. According to preliminary data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, he fell asleep at the wheel. As a result, the bus flew into a ditch and capsized.