Sunday, June 25, 2017

Mini-bus crash kills two

A mini-bus and a freight car collided, killing two people, in the Chelyabinsk region on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

The mini-bus caught on fire following the accident. Emergency Situations Ministry personnel were able to rescue nine people aboard the bus from the flames, Itar-Tass reports.

Four of the rescued were then transported to the Chebarkul district hospital and were listed in serious condition.

Firefighters and an operations group of the Emergency Situations Ministry reported to the scene of the accident and were able to extinguish the fire aid the victims, according to Itar-Tass.

The Emergency Situations Ministry has set up a public hotline for people to call in with information about the accident or for those seeking information.

The Emergency Situations Ministry, which was established in January 1994, directs activities aimed at eliminating the consequences of large-scale disasters, catastrophes and other emergencies. The head of the Ministry is Sergei Shoigu.