Rosstandart will check the manufacturer of the vans after the accident in Mari El Republic

© Photo : courtesy of the Ministry of emergency Assertmodule of consequences of accident in Kilemarsky district, Republic of Mari El. Archive photoRosstandart will check the manufacturer of the vans after the accident in Mari El Republic© photo : courtesy of the Ministry of emergency situations of Russia

Rosstandart began an unscheduled inspection of the Nizhny Novgorod manufacturer of vans «PKF «Luidor» after a major accident in Mari El Republic, reported on the Agency’s website.

The collision of a van and truck with trailer occurred on 16 November at approximately 17.30 GMT on the 64-m 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 bus passengers, among them a child. Four other passengers were taken to hospitals in Yoshkar-Ola.

«The check is initiated in accordance with the request from the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia about a traffic accident in the Republic of Mari El Republic with the participation of the minibus in November this year», — stated in the message.

According to the Agency, the audit will identify compliance with the requirements of structural safety, including installation of passenger seats, in the manufacture of minibuses based on the Mercedes Sprinter Classic. If the test will reveal infringements in respect of the manufacturer’s equipment will take appropriate action, adds Rosstandart.

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