Drunk captain caused 6 deaths and 47 injuries

The crash between a hovercraft and a cargo barge took place at 10:55 am local time today ten kilometers away from the city of Omsk, Siberia, Russia as the passenger vessel steered into the opposite si

Drunk captain caused 6 deaths and 47 injuries

The crash between a hovercraft and a cargo barge took place at 10:55 am local time today ten kilometers away from the city of Omsk, Siberia, Russia as the passenger vessel steered into the opposite side of the navigable pass and collided head-on with the barge, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said.

Six people were killed and 47 others injured when a hovercraft collided with a cargo barge on Siberia’s Irtysh River on Saturday. Police discovered that the captain of the passenger vessel was under the influence of alcohol.

“According to preliminary information, six people are dead and 47 others are injured,” the Investigative Committee said in a statement.

The injured, including eight children, were transferred to different hospitals in Omsk. Fourteen people are in critical condition, according to police.

There were 56 passengers and four crew members on board the Polesye-8 hovercraft when it collided with the empty barge.

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