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Six Dead As Russian Bus Overturns

RFE
15 Jul 2019, 06:45 GMT+10

At least six people have been killed and several more injured in a bus accident in the Russian region of Bashkortostan.

The bus was carrying 39 passengers to Tatarstan's second-largest city of Naberezhnye Chelny when it overturned.

Russian state-owned television showed a white passenger bus lying on its roof on the side of a road amid rainy weather.

The cause of the accident was not immediately given. An investigation is being carried out.

The passengers, which included children, were returning from a rafting trip. They are all residents of Tatartstan.

About two dozen passengers required medical attention, including seven who have been hospitalized.

Based on reporting by Interfax, TASS, Zvezda, and Vesti

Copyright (c) 2018. RFE/RL, Inc. Republished with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036

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