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
19 Dead in Icy Bus Plunge
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)

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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