In Volgograd, five people were injured in an accident involving a truck and a minibus, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the main regional directorate of the Ministry of Interior of Russia.
According to the department, at around 5 p.m. Moscow time on Sunday, a truck collided with a GAZel minibus in the city's Soviet district due to brake failure. After that the minibus was thrown aside, crashed into a power transmission pole and overturned.
According to preliminary police data, the driver and two passengers of the minibus were initially injured. Subsequently, the number of victims increased. “As a result of the accident, the driver of GAZelle and, previously, four passengers were injured: three women … and, according to the ambulance, another man,” police said, adding that this information is still being clarified.
The city's traffic police department left the scene.
Earlier, Sputnik radio reported that a tour bus returned to the Leningrad region.