Victims in Tram Collision Rise to 67

Written by Camilla Jessen

Jun.06 - 2024 7:52 AM CET

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The number of victims has climbed to 67.

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The number of victims in the tram collision in Kemerovo, Russia, has increased to 67, according to Acting Governor Ilya Seredyuk.

This incident happened early Thursday morning on the Kuznetsky Bridge, leaving three people in critical condition.

Details of the Incident

Governor Seredyuk provided an update via his Telegram channel, stating, "As of 10:40 (06:40 Moscow time), a total of 67 people were injured. Three of them are in serious condition: two are in intensive care, one is in the operating room. Doctors are fighting for their lives. 10 people were sent for outpatient treatment."

The Kemerovo Region's Health Minister, Dmitry Beglov, indicated that the number of victims might increase as the day progresses, particularly among outpatients who may be experiencing stress-related symptoms.

TASS reported that four people are now considered in serious condition.

The causes of the collision are currently being investigated, with brake failure and human error being the main theories.

"Two versions of what happened are currently being considered," the agency's source explained.

Legal and Medical Responses

The collision has prompted a quick legal response.

The investigative department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has opened a criminal case under Part 2 of Article 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, which deals with the provision of services that do not meet safety requirements.

The Kemerovo Region Prosecutor's Office is overseeing the investigation, and an operational headquarters has been set up to manage the situation.

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