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EMERCOM opens hotline after minibus accident in Samara

October 13, 2013, 10:51 UTC+3

Two psychologists are working at the local hospital

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Photo ITAR-TASS / Catherine Shtukina

Photo ITAR-TASS / Catherine Shtukina

SAMARA, October 13 (Itar-Tass) - Samara’s branch of the Ministry of Emergency Situations /EMERCOM/ opened a telephone hotline for families and relatives of the victims in the traffic accident, which happened the night of Sunday, the authority’s press service said on Sunday.

The telephone number to use is +7 846 337 7282, the authority’s Head of Press Service Mikhail Metelkin said.

Two psychologists are working at the local hospital.

The police say on October 12 at 23:50 Moscow time, driver of a Toyota minibus with 14 passengers could not control the vehicle as a tyre blew out and the vehicle rammed a Mercedes on the opposite lane.

“After the collision, the minibus, which took eleven citizens of Uzbekistan, two Tajik citizens and one citizen of Azerbaijan, caught fire. The vehicle’s 13 passengers died of injuries and burns, the driver and a passenger were taken to hospital,” the press service said.

The regional branch of EMERCOM said their 35 specialists and twelve vehicles had been involved in working on the site of the accident.

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