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9 children among 11 killed in collision between truck & bus in Russia

Baku, December 4, AZERTAC

Nine children aged between 12 and 14 and two adults were killed in a crash in Russia after a bus was rammed by a truck, RT reports. The children in the bus belonged to an acrobatics team returning from a competition in another city, local authorities said.

The collision in the Urals region involved a bus carrying 29 children and three accompanying adults from the city of Khanty-Mansiysk to Tumen, the local police said.

“There are 10 ambulances responding to the incident. At the current moment, everyone injured has been taken to the hospital or is in transit,” Vadim Simonenko, spokesman for local emergencies services, told RT.

It was not immediately clear whether the truck driver was among those killed in the collision. Footage of the scene uploaded on YouTube reportedly shows both vehicles badly damaged.

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