Thu | Dec 14, 2017

14 killed in crash between bus and logging truck

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):

At least 14 people have been killed in a collision involving a bus and a logging truck in central Russia, the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations said late yesterday.

Traffic police in Russia's Mariy El region said the truck and bus crashed in the evening outside the regional capital, Yoshkar Ola.

Mariy El Governor Alexander Yevstigneyev said on Rossiya 24 television that the bus drove into oncoming traffic lane as it was trying to overtake another vehicle and ended up crashing into the logging truck.

Police suggested earlier that weather might have been a factor. Heavy snow was reported in the area earlier in the day.

The Tass news agency quoted staff members at a hospital in Yoshkar Ola saying five people are hospitalised, two of them in grave condition.