Five dead and 21 injured in a bus accident south of Moscow
Sylvie Claire / January 3, 2022
Five people were killed and 21 injured in a bus accident early Sunday morning south of Moscow, Russian authorities said.
The accident occurred around 05:45 local time in the region of, near the village of Voslebovo about 270 km from the capital, according to the Russian Federal Road Transport Authority.
Five people were killed and 21 injured, she said on her Telegram account, adding that two of the injured were minors and posting photographs of the damaged vehicle.
The bus, carrying 49 people traveling to Moscow from the southern Russian city of Astrakhan, hit a pillar under a railway bridge.
The driver was among those killed. According to a website of the Russian Ministry of the Interior, he fell asleep at the wheel.
The police announced that they have opened an investigation.