Bus Crash into River in St. Petersburg

Written by Camilla Jessen

May.10 - 2024 1:42 PM CET

Photo: WIkimedia Commons
Photo: WIkimedia Commons
A bus carrying passengers fell into the Moika River in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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A serious accident occurred in St. Petersburg, Russia, today when a passenger bus veered off a bridge and plunged into the Moika River.

The incident happened around 13:00 near house number 69 on Bolshaya Morskaya Street, according to the regional headquarters of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Approximately 20 passengers were on board at the time of the accident.

Emergency response teams—including the Ministry of Emergency Situations, city administration officials, ambulance services, and health committee employees—were quickly dispatched to the site.

These teams are currently engaged in rescue operations, attempting to pull passengers from the water and provide necessary medical assistance.

Alexander Beglov, the Governor of St. Petersburg, confirmed his involvement in overseeing the rescue efforts on social media.

"In connection with the accident on the embankment of the Moika River involving a bus, employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the City Administration, the ambulance service, and the Health Committee are actively working at the scene. The victims are receiving prompt assistance. I am personally overseeing the coordination," Beglov stated, as reported by Interfax.

This incident has prompted immediate action from local authorities to assist those affected and investigate the cause of the accident. Further details are awaited as the rescue operations continue.

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