A passenger bus and a minibus collided in Central Russia’s Tver Region, Friday.
"According to the latest data, the accident has left 13 people dead, 17 others were injured, four of them are being transported to the hospital by the ambulance," the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry informed. The accident happened when a mini-bus veered out of its lane into oncoming traffic. The prosecutor’s office of the Tver Region has launched a probe into transport safety in the wake of the accident, which occurred near the village of Nekrasovo in the Kalinin Region.
There were 14 people in the bus. Russia is notorious for deadly road accidents due to disregard for traffic rules. A bus en route from Yerevan to the Russian city of Tver collided with truck in Mars and 8 people were injured. More than 19,000 people died in traffic accidents in Russia last year, according to official statistics. Tver (from 1931 to 1990 - Kalinin) is a city in Russia, the capital of the Tver region, located 170 km north-west of Moscow. It is a large industrial, scientific and cultural center, a major transport hub at the intersection of the railway line St. Petersburg - Moscow and the federal highway M-10 “Russia” Moscow - St. Petersburg with the Upper Volga.