One dead, 90 injured in tram collision in Russia's Kemerovo -UPDATED-1

One dead, 90 injured in tram collision in Russia
# 06 June 2024 10:30 (UTC +04:00)

More than 90 people, including seven minors, were injured, and one person died as a result of the tram collision in the southwestern Siberian city of Kemerovo, APA reports.

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09:37

A total of 67 people were injured when two trams collided in the southwestern Siberian city of Kemerovo, Acting Governor Ilya Seredyuk wrote on Telegram, APA reports citing TASS.

"According to information from the Kuzbass Disaster Medicine Center, a total of 67 people have been injured as of 10:40 a.m. local time (3:40 a.m. GMT). Two of them are in intensive care; one is on the operating table. Doctors are fighting for their lives," he wrote. "Ten people are receiving out-patient treatment."

Initial reports said around 30 people were injured in the accident, which occurred at around 7:30 a.m. (local time, 12.30 a.m. GMT), the press service of the regional office of the Russian Investigative Committee said in a statement. A criminal investigation was launched on charges of rendering services that do not meet safety standards.

The city’s electric transport company said no fire or deaths were reported as a result of the incident. The two trams were moving in the same direction at the time of the accident.

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08:17

Around 30 people were injured when two trams collided in the southwestern Siberian city of Kemerovo, the press service of the regional office of the Russian Investigative Committee said, APA reports citing Russian media.

"At around 7:30 a.m. (local time, 12.30 a.m. GMT) it was reported that two trams with passengers collided <…> in the city of Kemerovo. According to preliminary information, about 30 people were injured as a result. All of them are receiving medical assistance," the press service said in a statement.

A criminal investigation was launched on charges of rendering services that do not meet safety standards.

A total of 40 people were taken to hospital, while another 10 sought medical assistance on their own, City Mayor Dmitry Anisimov later said.

"A total of 40 people injured in the accident were taken to City Hospital No. 3. Three of them are in critical condition, and doctors are fighting for their lives," he said in a video address, posted on Telegram. "Another 10 people sought medical assistance on their own. They are being treated.".

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