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Head-On Minibus Collision Kills At Least 15 in Western Russia

15 people were killed after a minibus crashed into a truck in western Russia.

At least 15 people were killed and four others were hospitalized with injuries after a minibus crashed into a truck in western Russia late on Sunday, media reports said.

The victims in the crash in the Bryansk region, southwest of Moscow, included a number of citizens of Uzbekistan, RIA Novosti news agency reported Monday. Natives of the former Soviet republic in Central Asia frequently travel to Russia seeking employment.

At least 15 people died in the crash, and at least four people were hospitalized in the Bryansk region with various injuries, regional Interior Ministry spokesman Sergei Korolyov said.

The accident is believed to have occurred when the driver of a Mercedes Sprinter minibus lost control of the steering wheel and swerved into the oncoming lane, colliding head-on with a truck, LifeNews tabloid reported.

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