Highway «Yoshkar-Ola – Kozmodemyansk» opened after a major accident

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura in foobarcontroller traffic police regulating traffic. Archival photoHighway «Yoshkar-Ola – Kozmodemyansk» opened after a major accident© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura the image Bank

Traffic on the highway «Yoshkar-Ola – Kozmodemyansk», closed due to major accidents in which 15 people died, recovered, told RIA Novosti on Friday, the press service of the MIA for the Republic of Mari El.

The collision of a van and truck with trailer occurred on Thursday at about 17: 30 GMT for approximately 64 kilometer of the highway «Yoshkar-Ola – Kozmodemyansk». According to the interior Ministry in the Mari El Republic, in result of road accident 15 persons were killed: the driver and the passengers of the bus. Among them is a child. Four other passengers were taken to hospitals in Yoshkar-Ola, including three children 7, 14 and 17 years.

Earlier it was reported that the traffic police blocked the section of the highway «Yoshkar-Ola – Kozmodemyansk» 63 at 65 km.

«Rescue work ended at midnight, after this movement was restored,» — said the Agency interlocutor.Highway «Yoshkar-Ola – Kozmodemyansk» opened after a major accident© RIA Novosti, Infographique to do in case of an accident