Bus crash at railway crossing kills 19 in Russia

At least 16 people were killed when a train hit a bus on a crossing in the Russian region of Vladimir, 100km  east of Moscow, Sputnik reports.

Two Kazakh nationals were the drivers of the bus, one of them died, Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman Anuar Zhainakov said Friday.

“According to the latest information, during the road accident in Russia’s Vladimir region, there were 55 citizens of Uzbekistan and two drivers, citizens of Kazakhstan, in the passenger bus,” Zhainakov wrote on his Facebook page, adding that one driver died.

TASS quotes the press service of the Interior Ministry as saying that the accident was caused by technical failure of the bus.

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