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Russia bus crash: At least six people killed at bus stop in Lesnoy

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By Euronews
A Russian police officer stands near the damaged bus.
A Russian police officer stands near the damaged bus.   -   Copyright  Russian Interior Ministry via AP

At least six people have been killed in Russia after a bus crashed into a stop near the town of Lesnoy.

Five others were in the incident, which took place on Thursday morning in Russia's Sverdlovsk region.

Local officials said the bus was carrying workers to a plant in Lesnoy, about 1,350 kilometres east of Moscow.

Russia's Investigative Committee said the bus suffered a "malfunction" while driving through a nearby village.

"The driver of the vehicle lost control and the bus ran into people who were walking to work at a local enterprise," the authority said in a statement.

No one onboard the bus died in the crash. A criminal investigation has been launched into the incident.

Additional sources • AP