Army Vehicle Rams Bus

An armored personnel carrier crashed into a commuter bus in the Nizhny Novgorod region, injuring five passengers who were briefly hospitalized, Lifenews.ru reported Wednesday.

Traffic police said the vehicle was in fact a track-type construction machine, the NTA news agency reported. But a military spokesman confirmed that it belonged to the army, Itar-Tass said.

The military spokesman said the bus driver was responsible for the incident, but a traffic police officer who arrived at the scene told Lifenews.ru that the fault lay with the military, which did not take the required precautions to indicate that an army transportation column was crossing the highway. 

(MT)

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