Bus falls off bridge in east Russia, 15 dead

Bus falls off bridge in east Russia, 15 dead

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Moscow, Dec 1 : Fifteen people have died and another eighteen have been injured after a bus fell off a bridge into a river in Russia's eastern Zabaikalsky Territory, a spokesman from the region's emergency services told Sputnik on Sunday.

The traffic accident took place on Sunday morning on the Majority-Sretensky-Oluchi highway, when a bus carrying 43 passengers had a burst front tire, which caused the accident, according to the Russian Interior Ministry's Main Directorate for Traffic Safety.

"According to the preliminary information, there are 33 victims, 15 of them have died," the spokesman said.

He specified that six people have been hospitalized. (UNI)