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At least 12 dead after bus carrying construction workers crashes into Black Sea

Three people are still missing.

A stretch of the Black Sea close to the Taman area of Russia.
A stretch of the Black Sea close to the Taman area of Russia.

AT LEAST 12 people have died in southern Russia after a bus carrying construction workers veered off a road and plunged into the Black Sea, TASS news agency reported.

“The bus was carrying 35 people… 12 of them died. Twenty were rescued. Three people are missing, the search for them is ongoing,” it said, quoting a representative of the Krasnodar region emergency ministry.

Divers are working at the scene of the accident, where the bus plunged four metres before hitting the water, a source told RIA-Novosti news agency, saying it was likely caused by a traffic violation.

The accident occurred on the Taman peninsula on the Black Sea near the Strait of Kerch that flows between Russia and the Crimean peninsula.

 © – AFP 2017

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