MOSCOW, October 13 (Itar-Tass) - The driver of a minibus, who got in a traffic accident in the Samara region, is put under police guard, the regional police said on Sunday.
“After the accident, the driver is in a poor condition and he was taken to hospital,” the source said. “He is given a police guard.”
The traffic police and investigators continue the investigation.
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.