At least eight people were killed and 47 others were injured in a road accident involving a bus en route from Moscow to Yerevan. The accident took place on the night of November 2-3 in the Tula region of Russia near the village of Ilyinka.
As reported by Russian media, there were 59 passengers in the bus, most of them Armenian citizens. According to preliminary data, a possible malfunction in the bus may have caused the crash.
According to another version, the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel and lost control of the vehicle, which overturned after veering off the road. The driver has survived the crash; however, as stated by Russian officials, the man is in a state of shock and is unable to testify or give details about the accident.
Meanwhile, the Armenian Ministry of Emergency Situations said in a statement “all seven victims and 43 of the injured were citizens of Armenia.”