Six German tourists killed in Russia bus crashes

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4 August 2005, MOSCOW - Eleven people including six German tourists died in two separate bus crashes in Russia Thursday.

4 August 2005

MOSCOW - Eleven people including six German tourists died in two separate bus crashes in Russia Thursday.

Eight passengers and two drivers died after a bus suffered a head-on collision with a truck in western Siberia's Kurgan region, 1,700 kilometres east of Moscow, the Interfax news agency reported.

Five of the dead were German citizens, the embassy confirmed. More than 20 people were injured in the crash, which prosecutors said resulted from the truck driving in the oncoming lane in heavy fog.

Initial reports said the victims were mainly of Russian origin on a visit to their ancestral homeland.

Another German tourist died and more than 20 were injured in St. Petersburg when their vehicle also hit a truck on the way to the airport. Most of the casualties were aged between 68 and 95 years old.

DPA

Subject: German news

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