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19 Dead in Icy Bus Plunge

Bus lands upside down in Siberia
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 1, 2019 3:30 PM CST
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This photo provided by dtp38rus shows the bus after plunging from a bridge over the Kuenga River, about 4900 kilometers east of Moscow, 38 miles from Sretensk, Russia, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.   (dtp38rus via AP)

(Newser) – Russian emergency officials say 19 people were killed when their bus plunged off a bridge onto a frozen river in eastern Siberia, the AP reports. Another 22 people were injured in the Sunday accident, Russian news agencies cited the Emergencies Ministry as saying. Initial investigation indicates that a front wheel on the bus failed as it was crossing a bridge over the Kuenga River about 3,100 miles east of Moscow. The coach-style bus landed upside down on the ice, collapsing the passenger compartment. (Read more bus accident stories.)

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