In the footage shown by the Russian television network Ren TV, the minibus appears to have been almost flattened by the two trucks.
Confusion abounds at this time over a car accident at the Russian site Ulyanovsk (in the Volga region). According to Russian media, 16 Kazakh citizens died on Sunday when a minibus collided with two trucks, but the republic denies the news.
According to witnesses cited by the news agencies, a truck left its lane when it collided with a minibus traveling in the opposite direction, near the village of Nikolayevka. At the time of the accident, the minibus was also hit in the rear by another truck.
In the footage shown by the Russian television network Ren TV, the bus appears to have almost flattened by the two trucks.
“According to preliminary data, the driver of a truck drove the vehicle into the opposite lane of traffic and collided with a minibus,” the Interior Ministry of the Ulyanovsk region said in a statement.
However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan denied the death of civilians of the republic in an accident near Ulyanovsk. The news was denied to RIA Novosti by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic Aybek Smadiyarov, citing the preliminary data of the regional headquarters of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
Violations of the traffic code are common in Russia, where many car accidents have occurred in recent years.
In January, five people were killed and 21 injured in a bus crash in the Ryazan region, about 270 kilometers south of Moscow.
In December 2019, a bus with nearly 40 passengers plunged into a frozen river in the Zabaikalsk region of Siberia, killing 19 people and injuring 21 others.
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