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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

3 Dead in Omsk Crash

An asphalt-laden truck rammed into a bus full of children on the outskirts of Omsk on Thursday, killing a child and two adults, Interfax reported.

Another six passengers, including four children, were hospitalized in critical condition, traffic police said in a statement. The bus was a part of a motorcade transporting children to a summer camp.

The truck was following another car too closely and swerved into the opposite lane to avoid collision after that car braked, Omsk Deputy Prosecutor Denis Kuryakhov said.

Kuryakhov denied reports that the truck driver, Armen Berberyan, 25, was drunk, but said he had only a year of driving experience in Russia and was fined three times for traffic violations during that period. He did not specify Berberyan’s nationality.

(MT)