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14 dead after bus falls into sea in southern Russia

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-08-25 19:28

MOSCOW - A bus plunged into the Black Sea in southern Russia's Krasnodar region Friday morning, killing at least 14 people, the Russian Investigative Committee said.

The bus carrying employees of a local company fell into the Black Sea from a pier under construction in the southern part of Taman Peninsula in the Krasnodar region, according to the committee.

"Currently, investigators are establishing the circumstances of the accident and clarifying the data on the dead and the injured," it said.

The Krasnodar regional government said the bus was carrying 35 people, and the regional division of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said more than 20 people have been rescued.

A rescue team, including 112 people and two mobile diving craft, is working on the site.

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