the driver of the crashed in Transbaikalia the bus fell asleep at the wheel

© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Listenpreise in fotoreceptori ambulance. Archival photothe driver of the crashed in Transbaikalia the bus fell asleep at the wheel© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Listenpreise the image Bank

The driver of the crashed in the Transbaikal region, the bus with pilgrims is not asleep at the wheel, told RIA Novosti source in the Ministry of health of the region with reference to the victims.

«We spoke with the victims, directly with the person who was sitting next to the driver. He says the driver until the time of the accident was talking, then he is definitely awake,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

On Sunday evening 702-kilometer Federal highway «Baikal» overturned bus with pilgrims. According to the revised data of the Ministry of health of the Baikal region, the bus was carrying 51 people from the village Baranovichi to Chita. According to Ministry of health in Zabaykalsky Krai, currently, of the 51 passengers, in the cabin of the overturned bus, 35 were injured, 14 people were killed, including the driver, two refused hospitalization.

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