Bus with passengers blew up and burned in east Moscow

A serious accident has happened in Moscow. Last night, on Sirenevy avenue, a Mercedes passenger bus parked by a curb. At first, there was a powerful explosion, then a fire.

For an unknown reason, the bus was full of people. According to the Moscow police’s assumption, merchants who came to Moscow to sell their goods were sleeping in this bus. As a result of the accident, 11 people died and two were injured. The bus burned to the ground. Now, on the spot of the tragedy, leaders of the Moscow fire-prevention service and experts are at work. According to some preliminary information, the explosion of a gas-cylinder was the reason of the tragedy.

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