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Two dead, several injured in bus accident in Nizhny Novgorod Region

January 17, 2014, 9:40 UTC+3 NIZHNY NOVGOROD
A Mercedes bus carrying about 50 passengers on the way from Moscow to Yoshkar-Ola collided with a truck
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© ITAR-TASS Archive/Marina Lystseva

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, January 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Two people died and eleven were injured in a bus accident in the Nizhny Novgorod Region early on Friday morning, the regional traffic police department said.

The accident occurred at the 540th km of the Moscow-Ufa federal highway at about 04:10 Moscow time (00:10 GMT). A Mercedes bus carrying about 50 passengers on the way from Moscow to Yoshkar-Ola collided with a truck.

According to the preliminary reports, two people — the drivers in both vehicles — died, and eleven passengers in the bus were injured. They were taken to a local hospital.

Traffic police suppose it may have occurred through the bus driver's fault. The bus ran onto the opposite lane.

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