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2009 Rostov-on-Don bus crash

Rostov bus crash
Location of Rostov Oblast in Russia
Details
Date 24 July 2009 12:48
Location M4 highway[1] - Samarskoye near Rostov-on-Don
 Russia[2]
Country Russia
Statistics
Deaths 25[3]
Injuries at least 9 (seriously)[4]

The 2009 Rostov bus crash was a collision between a bus and a Kamaz[5] petrol tanker near Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russia. At least 25 people died, and about 40 others were injured.[3][6]

Incident

27 people were on board the bus. The drivers of both vehicles were killed.[7] The accident happened at 12:48. There was no fire after the crash, as the tanker was empty.[2][5] 40 people were injured.[8] 9 people were in a serious condition in hospital.[4]

Route

The bus was on the highway route[1] between Krasnodar and Volgodonsk. The bus had come from the town of Kurgantsy, heading towards Taganrog.[8] The truck had crossed into the opposing lane and collided with the Mercedes bus.[5]

Investigation

The Ministry of Emergency Situations for the Rostov Oblast said there had been 27 passengers on board the bus. The bus had a capacity to take 45 people.[8] An investigation was opened for the crash.[4]

References

Coordinates: 47°13′N 39°42′E / 47.217°N 39.700°E / 47.217; 39.700

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