A passenger bus falls into the St. Petersburg River, killing 4 people

At least four people were killed and six others were injured when a passenger bus fell into a river in central St. Petersburg, Russian news agency TASS reported. mentioned Friday, according to emergency services.

Saint Petersburg Police He said About 20 passengers were on board the bus when it fell from a bridge into the Moika River at about one o’clock in the afternoon local time. Surveillance video, shared by law enforcement, showed the bus making a U-turn and hitting the bridge fence before landing in the water.

St. Petersburg police announced via the Telegram application that the driver was arrested and charged with traffic violations. If found guilty, he faces up to seven years in prison.

Transport Committee of the Government of St. Petersburg He said The driver lost control of the bus.

The death toll may rise as doctors continue fighting For the sake of the lives of four other passengers who are in a state of clinical death, according to the St. Petersburg-based newspaper Fontanka, citing anonymous sources.

Fontanka later claimed They identified the driver as a 44-year-old named Rahmachuk.

“Immediate assistance is being provided to the victims. I am personally coordinating the matter.” Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov books On telegram.

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