Bus drives off pier in Russia killing at least 12

Published: August 25, 2017 21:30:02 | Updated: October 20, 2017 09:07:31

The bus is pulled out of the water at a pier in Volna village, Krasnodar. - Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations/AP photo

A bus has driven off a pier in southern Russia killing 12 and leaving three others missing, reports itv.com.


Twenty people were rescued after the bus plunged into the Black Sea, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.


Eight people have been hospitalised, five of them in a serious condition, officials added.


The bus was carrying workers who were building a pier for an oil company not far from Crimea.


Investigators did not immediately give a cause for why the bus drove off the pier on Friday morning.


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