Russia: 19 Uzbekistanis die when train hits bus

Train, passenger bus collide in Russia's Vladimir region, east of Moscow, says Uzbek Foreign Ministry

Russia: 19 Uzbekistanis die when train hits bus

World Bulletin / News Desk

Nineteen Uzbekistanis died after a train hit a bus carrying 58 people in Russia’s Vladimir region, east of Moscow, Uzbekistan’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

The ministry said in a statement that according to the Uzbek Embassy in Moscow the accident happened about 4.00 a.m. local time (0100GMT) in the Pokrovsky district.

It added that according to Russian emergency services, the bus included 56 citizens of Uzbekistan and two drivers from Kazakhstan.

The ministry said a group of embassy staff were headed to the scene to assess the situation and assist the victims.

A special plane with experts was also sent to the region, it added. 

Last Mod: 06 Ekim 2017, 13:41
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