In the Kizlyar district of Dagestan on Wednesday, June 21, an accident occurred with a passenger bus, which killed people. This was reported by the press service of the prosecutor’s office of the republic.
“According to preliminary data, on June 21, 2023, at about 18:30, on the R-217 “Kavkaz” highway in the territory of the Kizlyar district, a Moscow-Khasavyurt regular bus collided with a car and a truck,” it says. in the message.
The department did not specify the number of dead and injured, only noted that there were victims. Emergency services, Deputy Prosecutor of the Republic Sergei Kuznetsov and Prosecutor of Kizlyar Valerian Merinov, left for the scene. Check initiated.
The regional Ministry of Emergency Situations clarified that the accident happened near the village of Kokhanovka. According to TASS and RIA Novosti, which refer to the Dagestan Ministry of Internal Affairs, eight people died and 16 were injured in a collision with a regular bus carrying 24 passengers. Other publications write about nine dead and 20 injured.
As the head of the republic Sergei Melikov said on his Telegram channel, two children were among the dead.
“A terrible accident occurred in the Kizlyar region involving a passenger car, a heavy truck and a passenger bus. According to preliminary data, eight people died, including two children. Now it is important to do everything necessary to save the rest of the victims. I have already instructed the Minister of Health to take comprehensive measures to provide them with qualified medical care. I will keep this issue under control,” the governor wrote.
He also said that he instructed his subordinates to organize material payments to all the victims and the families of the victims. The Ministry of Health of Dagestan said that five passengers were hospitalized in the Kizlyar hospital, including a woman with serious injuries. To help them, a team of the Dagestan Center for Disaster Medicine arrived at the medical institution, consisting of a neurosurgeon, surgeon, resuscitator and traumatologist, headed by the head of the center.
The administration of the Kizlyarsky district noted that since the accident site at 327 km of the Astrakhan-Makhachkala federal highway was cordoned off by the police, transport links are temporarily limited in this section – cars are sent to a detour through the village of Komsomolsky.
As they say in local publics, the driver of Toyota became the culprit of the accident: he drove into the oncoming lane, where he collided with a Kamaz, after which the truck crashed into a bus and caught fire. According to 112, the car was driven by 32-year-old Shamil Magomedov, who used fake numbers on the car. He survived, although he was injured. The truck driver died on the spot, the bus driver survived and was taken to the hospital.
The Telegram channel has published a preliminary list of victims, including a child born in 2018. In total, according to “112”, three children were injured.
On the video from the scene, a burning Kamaz is visible, on the photos taken later it is clear that there was practically nothing left of its cabin. From other frames, we can conclude that the truck hit the left side of the bus – its rear left wheel was torn out.