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MOSCOW, July 13 (Itar-Tass) - A total of 18 people have died and 25 people have been hospitalized when the Kamaz truck collided with the bus in New Moscow, Emergencies Situations Ministry spokesman Oleg Voronov told Itar-Tass on Saturday.
“As of 5:00 p.m. Moscow time, a total of 18 people died as a result of the road traffic accident. Four people died at hospitals. A total of 25 people are still staying at medical institutions,” Voronov said.
At present, the rescue works have been ended on the spot.
The lists of casualties are being specified. Everyone will be provided aid on the instruction of acting Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. “Due to the tragedy the acting Moscow Mayor instructed corresponding services to provide all necessary aid to injured people and pay compensations to families of dead people,” spokesperson to the acting Moscow Mayor Gulnara Penkova said.
The road traffic accident occurred near the village of Oznobishino. According to preliminary data, the Kamaz truck driver, who lost control and collided with the bus, was in fault. The bus fell to two pieces.
The driver was prosecuted six times for violations of road traffic regulations. “An Armenian citizen, 46, drove the Kamaz truck when it collided with the bus carrying children. He was prosecuted six times for violations of road traffic regulations,” Biryukov said at a video conference at the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry.
Criminal proceedings have been instituted.
The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry opened the hotline due to the tragedy in the Troitsky Administrative District.
“The Emergency Situations Ministry’s Centre of Emergency Psychological Aid has opened a hotline by 8-800-775-17-17. Everyone can get information on the road traffic accident and psychological support,” the ministry’s spokesperson, Irina Rossius, told Itar-Tass.