Five people died in an accident with a bus and a timber truck near Irkutsk
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Five people died in an accident with a bus and a timber truck near Irkutsk

17 February , 10:45IncidentsPhoto: ГУ МВД России по Иркутской области
A regular bus, a timber carrier and a Toyota Ipsum car collided on the A331 Vilyui highway between the cities of Tulun and Bratsk, near the village of Kuznetsovka. The bus driver, as well as four people in the Toyota, were killed.

According to the regional Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the tragedy occurred at 4:00 local time (23:00 Moscow time). The bus followed the route Irkutsk - Zheleznogorsk-Ilimsky. At the time of the accident, there were 25 passengers on the bus. After the accident, they were sent on a passing bus to Bratsk. Some of them were seriously injured, two in serious condition. The Ministry of Internal Affairs in the region specified that a 22-year-old girl was among the dead.

The Investigative Committee of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the Irkutsk region indicated that the car was moving at high speed and made a "collision with a KamAZ in the MAZ road train", which was loaded with wood. After that, the foreign car crashed into the bus.

Currently, investigators are conducting a check on the grounds of a crime under the article on the provision of services that do not meet security requirements. In addition, the Bratsk District Prosecutor's Office is conducting its own inspection.

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