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Six of 29 people injured in bus crash are in grave condition

July 07, 2012, 15:13 UTC+3

Twenty nine people were injured in the crash

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MOSCOW, July 7 (Itar-Tass) —— Five Russians injured in the bus crash in Ukraine are in heavy condition, and one woman is in critical condition, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said.

Twenty nine people were injured in the crash. They are hospitalized, she told a meeting in the Emergencies Ministry. Vice-Premier Olga Golodets chaired the meeting.

Some of the people cannot be taken to Moscow. Three people were operated on. Doctors do not allow transporting them, but the state of the patients may change, Ukrainian Deputy Emergencies Minister Vasily Kvashuk said during the video conference.

Golodets thanked the Ukrainian side for the help.

The crash of the bus, which was carrying Russian pilgrims to the Pochayev Monastery, occurred at the 119km of the Kiev-Chernigov road on Saturday morning. The bus crossed the other lane and overturned. Fourteen people died and 29 were injured in the crash. Forty five people were in the bus.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed the Health Ministry and the Emergencies Ministry to provide aid for the people. The premier expressed condolences to relatives of the victims.

An EMERCOM plane was planned to fly out from Moscow to take the injured people to Russia.



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