The number of victims of the accident with the pilgrims in Transbaikalia reached 12 people

The number of victims of the accident with the pilgrims on the route Irkutsk — Chita in Transbaikalia has grown to 12 people. It is reported TASS with reference to regional Ministry of health.

It was said that the woman died during transport in Buryatia. Earlier it was reported about 11 victims — nine women and two men. After the accident in the hospital were delivered to 34 people in heavy and extremely a grave condition.

KIA Granbird bus overturned in the district on the night of June 11 in Petrovsk-Zabaykalsky district, seven kilometers West of the village of Hohoto on 702-m kilometer of the highway “Baikal”. Presumably, the driver lost control. 10 people died on the spot, another man died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

The police opened a criminal case on violation of traffic rules and operation of vehicles. Earlier, the interior Ministry of Russia sent from Moscow a group of traffic police officers to clarify the circumstances of the accident.

The vehicle was carrying pilgrims to Chita from the village Urluk after the procession. Chita diocese promised to assist the families of those killed and injured.