UEFA to consider Russian football player Eremenko’s appeal on March 2Sport January 25, 4:37
Serbia, Kosovo agree to continue high-level meetings — agencyWorld January 25, 4:00
Syrian talks in Astana successful - Turkish top diplomatWorld January 25, 2:39
Russia’s Shumakov center boasts record number of heart transplantations in 2016Society & Culture January 25, 0:48
EU-Moldova association deal may be scrapped if people say so — presidentWorld January 24, 23:10
NATO experts arrive in Moldova to assist in developing military strategyWorld January 24, 21:13
FIA F1 top management reshuffle unlikely to affect Russia’s Sochi GP — expertSport January 24, 20:42
Russia hopes for constructive work with Trump's administration at G20Business & Economy January 24, 20:29
Everything you need to know about Oscars 2017 nominationsSociety & Culture January 24, 19:57
KEMEROVO / NOVOSIBIRSK, March 11 (Itar-Tass) – The death toll over the past weekend at Siberia’s roads covered with snow rose to ten.
The local branch of Russia’s Investigative Committee reports three of them were the driver and two passengers, who were found dead, as the workers were clearing the road off the snow. The road workers saw the car’s roof, and reported the accident to the law enforcement authorities. Investigators came to the site. They found in the car dead bodies of a man born in 1971 and those of two passengers – two women born in 1975 and in 1976.
“According to the preliminary information, on Saturday night the car got stuck in a snowdrift, the driver called the car owner and said about the difficulties adding he would be waiting for a road scraper. The heavy snowstorm covered the car,” the source said. “The investigators say the people could have got poisoned with carbon monoxide or could have frozen.” The investigation is underway.
Another four people got suffocated as they were sheltering in a vehicle from a snowstorm in Kuibyshev, the Novosibirsk region’s branch of Russia’s EMERCOM reported on Sunday.
The tragedy occurred on the night of March 9. “We found a VAZ-2106 car in Bogdan Khmelnitsky Street in Kuibyshev, where four dead young men were,” the source said. “They are not identified yet.” Supposedly, the young men got suffocated of carbon monoxide, as the car’s heating system was failed, the source added.
Three more people died under similar conditions in the Altai Territory.
During the past weekend in Siberia were heavy snowstorms, which caused jams at federal highways, and some roads were closed for the traffic. EMERCOM and the traffic police were working at full capacity, but even their efforts could not prevent the tragedies.