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KAZAN, April 3 (Itar-Tass) – The driver of the bus that crashed into a bus station in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan, on Monday killing three people, has been arrested and will remain in custody till June 1, says the press service of the Privolzhsky district court in Kazan that ruled it on Wednesday.
Three people were killed early on Monday when a passenger bus drove into a bus stop at fool speed, hit people waiting at the bus stop and then smashed into a power transmission pole.
A six-year-old boy was hospitalized with fracture in both legs. According to the driver, the accident occurred because of a sudden technical malfunctioning connected with the steering system.
“This Higer bus is six years old, it was breaking often,” the driver, Ulugbek Azimov said.
The driver was stripped of his driver’s license some time ago for leaving the site of a road accident.
The Kyrgyz-born driver has no permanent domicile in Russia, and has been working as driver with sojourn permit, the investigator said.
The bus is being examined by experts. Meanwhile, all city buses are being checked as well.