Europe

Russian pilgrims killed in bus crash in Ukraine

  • 7 July 2012
  • From the section Europe
Scene of the crash
Image caption A number of people were injured in the crash

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.

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