Fifteen dead in Russian far east bus accident: Report

As many as 15 passengers died when a bus steered off the road and overturned into a river from a bridge in Russia`s far east on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported, citing a source.

Fifteen dead in Russian far east bus accident: Report

MOSCOW: As many as 15 passengers died when a bus steered off the road and overturned into a river from a bridge in Russia`s far east on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported, citing a source.

"Fifteen people are without signs of life," the source said.

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The local emergency ministry said on its web site that a bus, on route from the town of Sretensk to the city of Chita, some 6,320-km (3,930 miles) east of Moscow, fell from a bridge into the Kuenga river.

It added that about 43 passengers and a driver were on the bus. The ministry has not cited any casualties yet.