Driver of the crashed Yerevan-bound bus fell asleep, Russian Minitstry of Interior says
Photo by the Russian Ministry of Interior Affairs
The Yerevan-bound bus crashed in Russia’s Tula region because the driver fell asleep at the wheel, Deputy Head of the Russian Ministry of Interior Affairs Alexander Savenkov has said, RIA Novosti reports.
According to him, the number of road accidents has increased because of the violation of the work and rest periods.
A passenger bus en route from Moscow to Yerevan crashed in Russia’s Tula region, leaving eight dead and 48 injured.
After the accident the Moscow Traffic Police banned the exploitation of two similar buses transporting pasersengers from Moscow to Yerevan.