YEREVAN (ArmeniaNow) — As of the afternoon of Tuesday, November 3, the number of victims in a major bus crash in Russia involving Armenian passengers had risen to 8.
According to Armenia’s Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situation (MTAES), one passenger of the Moscow-Yerevan coach died from injuries in hospital.
Seven others died on the spot in an accident that happened overnight at the 220th kilometer of M4 Don Highway in the Tula region of Russia.
Another 42 passengers were wounded and transferred to hospitals. All in all, there were reportedly 59 passengers on the Higer coach designed to transport 65 passengers.
According to preliminary data, the driver lost control of the vehicle, which veered off the road and flipped over. Some reports suggested that the driver may have fallen asleep. The driver reportedly survived, but was in a state of shock and could not testify immediately.
All of the dead and injured are citizens of Armenia.