Deadly bus and truck crash kills 14 in Russia

Deadly bus and truck crash kills 14 in Russia
By Robert Hackwill
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

At least 14 people have died in a collision between a bus and a truck in Tatarstan, Russia.


At least 14 people were killed including two children in a crash on a highway in Russia’s Tatarstan region, as an intercity bus collided with a truck. Fifteen people have been taken to hospital, some in a critical condition, local media reported.

The investigators were quoted as saying that the driver of the bus which was travelling from the Eastern Russian city of Samara to Izhevsk may have been blinded by the headlights of the truck. After the collision the bus rolled over and caught fire.

Footage released by the emergency services showed the charred carcass of the bus in the middle of the highway and a truck lying on the road side. The drivers of both vehicles were taken in for questioning, investigators said.
Russia has a poor road safety record with over 20,000 official traffic fatalities last year.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

More than 100,000 evacuated after flooding hits Russia and Kazakhstan

Russian forces kill two suspected of plotting terror attacks

'Very tense' situation as flooding in Russia forces thousands to evacuate