A tourist bus flew off a bridge in Transbaikalia: dozens of dead


On December 1, 2019, in the Sretensky district of the Transbaikal Territory, near Kuenga station, the KIA Grandbird tourist bus, moving from Chita to Sretensk, crashed from a bridge onto the ice of the Kuenga River. There were 44 people on the bus (43 passengers and 1 driver).


This happened on the 60th kilometer of the Mogoytuy - Sretensk - Olochi highway. The deaths of 21 people, including two children, are currently known. Five ambulance crews, police and rescuers work at the scene of the tragedy. A helicopter from the regional center for disaster medicine was sent to the scene of the tragedy.

The cause of the incident is the broken front wheel of the bus. The rescue operation is complicated by the fact that the bus lies on ice and heavy machinery it is simply impossible to fit, as it, together with the bus, may fall under the ice.

The Governor of the Trans-Baikal Territory Alexander Osipov has already flown to the scene of the tragedy in a second helicopter, together with the Minister of Health of the region Valery Kozhevnikov. The Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) opened a criminal case under part 3 of article 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ("The provision of services that do not meet safety requirements, resulting in the death of two or more people"). According to preliminary data, the bus belongs to an individual entrepreneur (IP), which is engaged in tourist transportation. The Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergencies for the Trans-Baikal Territory opened a hotline by calling 8 (3022) 356161.
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  1. fevralsk.morev.75 (Sergey Morev) 1 December 2019 16: 42
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    Now they will begin to tighten paper requirements - licenses, permits, certificates. And to make the roads safe - there is no money, hold on yourself. This is not the Moscow Ring Road, this is a provincial government.
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      123 (123) 1 December 2019 17: 32
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      Can you read? The wheel burst. What does "make the road."
      In general, people died, you want to ponder about "everything is lost", wait for another case, do not dare here. am
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    123 (123) 1 December 2019 17: 33
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    I feel sorry for people.
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    gorenina91 (Irina) 1 December 2019 18: 33
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    - Автобус лежит вверх колёсами...
    - Both of his bridges are clearly visible ...
    - One of the double wheels of the rear axle (far right is missing) ...
    - If it suddenly burst one ... it would hardly have caused such an accident (the second rear right wheel would not have allowed it to be done) ... - it's not any of the front single wheels ...
    - Complete garbage ...- all this "wheeled version is the reason" ...
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    Dzafdet (Sergei) 2 December 2019 12: 24
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    Sorry for the people, for sure, everyone was not fastened ... But the driver is definitely to blame: he did not choose a safe speed ..
  7. fevralsk.morev.75 (Sergey Morev) 2 December 2019 13: 24
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    Quote: 123
    Can you read? The wheel burst. What does "make the road."
    In general, people died, you want to ponder about "everything is lost", wait for another case, do not dare here.

    You apparently do not live in Russia. Not sure how officials work? The tragedy happened because there were no FENCES on the bridge. It, a fence, costs money. It is very close. They will look for switchmen. Already revealed that the passengers were not insured, and the IP had 38 comments. But he worked. Head-on collisions occur on the Moscow Ring Road? Not!!!! And on federal highways constantly. Blagoveshchensk look. During the day, FIVE died in an accident after an abnormal rain. And they died on the highway, and not in the city.