Sixteen people killed in road traffic accident near Bryansk

Sixteen people were killed in a road traffic accident involving a Mercedes truck and a Renault mini bus with Ukrainian number plates, which collided near Bryansk around 00:00 Moscow time on Monday, Igor Fomichenko, acting head of the local traffic police, told Interfax.

Sixteen people were killed in a road traffic accident involving a Mercedes truck and a Renault mini bus with Ukrainian number plates, which collided near Bryansk around 00:00 Moscow time on Monday, Igor Fomichenko, acting head of the local traffic police, told Interfax.

"Fifteen people have been killed. Four died in hospital. The Renault was a taxi with 12 seats. However, there were more people [than twelve] in it. It was headed in the direction of the checkpoint Troyebortnoye in the direction of Ukraine," he said.

A source in the Pochepskaya district hospital later told Interfax another person hurt in the crash had died. "A 44-year-old woman, a citizen of Uzbekistan, died in the surgery room last night. The cause of death is blood loss from multiple injuries," the source said.

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