Russia bus fell from bridge to frozen river: 19 dead, 21 injured

12/03/2019

Posted by: Jane Osuagwu

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A bus in Russia that fell off the bridge into a frozen river due to tyre burst has caused the death of 19 persons while many others were badly injured. Read the details below!

No fewer than 19 people have been reported dead with 21 others sustaining various injuries after a commercial bus fell off a bridge and into a frozen river in Siberia, Russia

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The bus fell off a bridge and into a frozen river in Siberia killing 19 people

Naijauto gathered that the tyre of the bus which was conveying 43 passengers, including the driver burst as the bus was crossing the bridge in the Zabaikalsky region.

Two helicopters with the medical team were dispatched to the scene to rescue the victims. Reports say the bus was heading to Chita, east of Moscow.

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The medical team were dispatched to the scene to rescue the victims

An investigation has been opened by Russia’s investigative committee to ascertain if the cause of the crash was a violation of traffic safety rules. Many road accidents in Russia have been attributed to alcohol, failure to obey traffic rules and bad roads.

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Jane Osuagwu is an automotive writer at Naijauto.com. She's a car enthusiast who loves creating educative and informative topics on cars, ranging from maintenance tips to updates on the latest trend in the auto industry in concise and friendly writing. 

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