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MOSCOW, August 4 (Itar-Tass) — Seven people hurt in a bus accident in the Pskov region have been hospitalized, a source at the regional branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry told Itar-Tass on Saturday.
The Scania bus was on its way from St. Petersburg to the Estonian capital of Tallinn. “There were 22 people, all residents of St. Petersburg, onboard. The bus got into the ditch near the Cheremnovo village in the Pechorsky district.
“Seven people were injured in the accident and taken to the Pskov regional hospital. Another 8 passengers got first aid on the spot. They don’t need hospital treatment,” the regional branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry went on to say.
Fifteen passengers were dispatched to Tallinn on another bus.
The region’s law enforcers report that the bus hit in the accident belongs to a private owner, presumably a citizen of Estonia. “According to preliminary reports, the driver fell asleep behind the steering wheel,” the law enforcers said.