Five killed in Belgium bus crash

Moscow, April 14 (IANS) A bus carrying Russian youngsters crashed in Belgium Sunday, killing at least five people and leaving 17 others injured, RIA Novosti reported.

The bus was carrying 43 people when it drove off a highway near Antwerp city in the morning.

“According to information available to us, five people have died — the bus driver, the tour guide, the head of the group and two teenagers — while 17 are injured, including five in grave condition,” said Russia’s federal tourism agency spokeswoman Irina Shchegolkova.

A plane of Russia’s emergencies ministry was all set to fly to Belgium to provide medical assistance to the Russian nationals who suffered in the bus crash.

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