Bus plunges into sea, kills at least 18 in Russia

Published on : Friday, August 25, 2017

Russia-bus-crashIn the southern portion of Russia, a bus suddenly plunged headlong into Black Sea killing at least 18 people. It had been carrying mainly construction workers.


And, eight other people had been injured and out of them five were seriously hurt.


16 others have been rescued after the coach fell from a pier on Friday morning, said the emergency ministry of Russia. The vehicle had been carrying about 40 workers who had been building docks for an oil company on the Black Sea coast close to Crimea.


And, about 20 had been able to be rescued.


Divers were looking for the injured people and searching the waters thoroughly underneath the pier for missing men.


The ministry has not yet been established what had actually caused the crash that had taken place around 8 a.m. close to Volna that is a village in the region of Krasnodar.


A criminal investigation has also been launched to probe the exact cause of the incident.


The Russian Investigation Committee said that the various versions of the accident are being examined properly and even those that include a violation by the bus driver or a technical snag.


Oteko Portservice, the company running the shipment facility said that the crash might even have been caused by a failure in the braking system of the vehicle.


A crane has been used to list the bus out of the water.


Initially the authorities said that 35 people were on board the vehicle but later increased this figure.


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One Response to Bus plunges into sea, kills at least 18 in Russia

  1. I fail to see how this is related to travel, tourism or anythings else this publication covers. This sounds more like political than travel news.

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