Fri, 20 Sep 2019

One passenger died and at least 32 people were injured when a bus crashed into a concrete wall on August 17 in the Russian city of Perm, located near the Ural Mountains, TASS news agency reported.

Ten children were among those injured, all of whom were hospitalized, including one in critical condition, Perm Krai's regional Health Ministry told TASS.

The local traffic and transport department said the bus driver lost control of the vehicle due to a "technical failure," based on a preliminary assessment of the situation.

The regional investigative committee said it opened 'a criminal case...into a possible crime' on providing services 'that do not meet safety standards, which caused through negligence the death of a person.'

The Interior Ministry said a separate investigation is under way for violation of traffic rules that led 'to human death.'

Based on reporting by TASS

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