Five dead, 19 injured in bus-truck crash in Russia's Stavropol region - UPDATED

Five dead, 19 injured in bus-truck crash in RussiaUPDATED'>
# 02 August 2019 10:15 (UTC +04:00)

The number of people injured in a crash involving a passenger bus and a truck the Stavropol Region has reached 19 people; 15 of them were hospitalized, Stavropol Region Governor Vladimir Vladimirov stated on Friday, APA reports citing TASS.

It was earlier reported that five people were killed and 18 were injured, 14 of whom were hospitalized.

"Nineteen people applied to the hospital for treatment. Fifteen of them were hospitalized, including five people in grave condition," Vladimirov wrote on Instagram.

According to the department, the accident between a regular bus and a truck in the Stavropol region happened on August 2 at about 02:30 Moscow time on 420 km of the Astrakhan-Elista-Stavropol road. For unknown reasons, the bus driver drove into the oncoming traffic lane, where he collided with a truck. It was preliminary established that the bus was travelling from Volgograd to Stavropol carrying 23 people. Five people died at the scene.