Five Dead, 21 Injured in Accident South of Moscow as Bus Hits Pillar on Highway

Five Dead, 21 Injured in Accident South of Moscow as Bus Hits Pillar on Highway

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Five people were killed and 21 injured in a bus accident south of Moscow in the early hours of Sunday, Russian authorities said.

Russia’s Federal Road Traffic Inspection agency said the accident took place at around 5:45 am local time (0245 GMT) in the Ryazan region. 

“As a result of the accident five people died. 21 were injured,” the agency said on Telegram, adding that two of the injured were under-age. It said the injuries were of “various severity.” 

The agency said the bus could have hit a pillar by a railroad bridge.

The accident took place on a highway near the village of Voslebovo around 270 kilometres (170 miles) south of Moscow, the agency said. 

There was a total of 49 passengers onboard, according to authorities. 

Police said it had opened a criminal case on violations of traffic rules.

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