ST. PETERSURG, February 15, 16:31 /ITAR-TASS/. St. Petersburg's Governor Georgy Poltavchenko, who was on a one-day working visit in Sochi on Saturday, was informed about the Scandinavia road accident, in which ten people died.
It was not known whether Petersburg residents were among the victims, but it was probable, the governor's press secretary Andrei Kibitov told Itar-Tass. It was known that the wrecked bus was registered as belonging to a Petersburg resident.
The governor ordered city authorities to assist in the investigation and provide assistance and aid to relatives of the victims and to the injured people, Kibitov said.
The accident occurred on Saturday morning at the 16th km of the Scandinavia road. A small Volkswagen bus and a timber-carrying vehicle collided head-on. Ten people died and three were injured. The injured people were taken to a hospital in Vyborg. A hotline is opened to receive information and psychological assistance.
Police and rescuers were working at the site. First Vice-Governor of the Leningrad Region Konstantin Patrayev and Vyborg district administration officials also arrived there.