Wednesday 22 November 2017

18 dead as truck hits bus in Moscow

Emergency workers and investigators work at the site of the crash in Russia (AP)
Emergency workers and investigators work at the site of the crash in Russia (AP)

Eighteen people are dead after a truck carrying stones used for pavement ran into a passenger bus in an outlying area of Moscow.

Twenty-five other people were injured in the crash, the emergency services ministry said in a statement. It did not state the severity of the injuries.

The accident occurred when the truck ploughed into the side of the bus near Oznobishino, a settlement in the Moscow municipality about 25 miles south of the city centre.

Russian news reports say the drivers of both vehicles are among those in hospital.

Press Association

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