19 People Killed As Bus Plunges in Russia Frozen River

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At least 19 out of 40 bus passengers were confirmed dead as a  bus plunged off a bridge onto a frozen river in Siberia on Sunday, authorities said.

According to reports, a tyre on the bus burst as it was crossing the bridge over the Kuenga river in eastern Siberia’s Zabaikalsky region.

The vehicle, which was travelling from Sretensk to Chita, skidded off the road and onto the ice.

“Nineteen people died and 21 received various injuries,” the office of the governor of the Zabaikalsky region said in a statement.

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