Russian pilgrims killed in bus crash in Ukraine
- 7 July 2012
- From the section Europe
At least 14 Russian pilgrims have been killed in a bus crash in north-eastern Ukraine, officials say.
The bus, with more than 40 people on board, came off the Kiev-Chernihiv motorway and rolled over at about 0530 local time (0230 GMT), Ukraine's emergencies ministry said.
A number of people were injured.
The pilgrims were reportedly travelling from the Pskov region in Russia to the Pochaiv monastery in western Ukraine. A police investigation is now under way.
Russia's emergencies ministry later said it was sending a plane to evacuate the injured.