Five dead, 21 injured in bus accident south of Moscow

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Published: 2022-01-02 13:31

Last Updated: 2022-01-23 17:05


Credit: The Moscow Times
Credit: The Moscow Times

Five people were killed and 21 were injured in a bus accident south of Moscow in the early hours of Sunday, Russian authorities said.

Russia's Federal Road Traffic Inspection agency said the accident took place at around 5:45 am local time (0245 GMT) in the Ryazan region.

"As a result of the accident five people died and 21 were injured," the agency said on Telegram, adding that two of the injured were under-age.

It said the injuries were of "various severity."

The agency said the bus could have hit a pillar by a railroad bridge.

The accident took place on a highway near the village of Voslebovo around 270 kilometers (170 miles) south of Moscow, the agency said.

There were a total of 49 passengers onboard, according to authorities.

Police said it had opened a criminal case on violations of traffic rules.