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20 Jul, 2009 08:11

Bus accident in Siberia kills eight

Eight people were killed and 37 others injured when a passenger bus overturned at full speed in the Novosibirsk region early on Monday. The driver confessed he had been talking on a cell phone at the wheel at the time.

Eight people of those hospitalized are in a grave condition, Itar-Tass says.

The passenger bus was heading from the city of Tomsk for the Yarovoye resort city. The accident happened near the Ordynskoye settlement on the Novosibirsk-Pavlodar highway.

A criminal case has been launched into the accident.

Investigators are continuing to question the driver.