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Bus plunges into Black Sea in Russia, killing 18 people

A handout picture released by Russia Emergency Ministry on August 25, 2017 shows rescuers working near a pier after a bus carrying construction workers veered off a pier and plunged into the Black Sea, Krasnodar region
2017-08-25 15:52:10

    At least eighteen people were killed when a bus plunged into the Black Sea in southern Russia early on Friday, Interfax and TASS news agencies reported, citing emergency ministry officials.

Eight more people were injured, five of them seriously, Interfax said, quoting the emergency ministry which carried out rescue works, according to Reuters.

There were more than 40 people on the bus, which fell from a pier, several metres high and part of oil shipment infrastructure on the Black Sea coast. The crash was likely caused by a failure in the vehicle's braking system, said Oteko Portservice company, which runs the shipment facility.

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