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Bus crash in western Russia kills four

At least 11 people, including several children, were injured when the bus crashed on the road from Moscow to Volgograd.

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This photo provided by the Government of Ryazan Region of Russia Press Office shows a bus which fell off a road near Vysokoye village, Russia, early Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. At least four people have died and another 11 have been injured when an intercity bus fell off a road in western Russia. The bus driving from Moscow to Volgograd veered into a ditch and overturned in the Ryazan region, about 250 kilometers (about 155 miles) south of Moscow early Friday. (Government of Ryazan Region of Russia Press Office via AP)

This photo provided by the Government of Ryazan Region of Russia Press Office shows a bus which fell off a road near Vysokoye village, Russia, early Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. At least four people have died and another 11 have been injured when an intercity bus fell off a road in western Russia. The bus driving from Moscow to Volgograd veered into a ditch and overturned in the Ryazan region, about 250 kilometers (about 155 miles) south of Moscow early Friday. (Government of Ryazan Region of Russia Press Office via AP)

This photo provided by the Government of Ryazan Region of Russia Press Office shows a bus which fell off a road near Vysokoye village, Russia, early Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. At least four people have died and another 11 have been injured when an intercity bus fell off a road in western Russia. The bus driving from Moscow to Volgograd veered into a ditch and overturned in the Ryazan region, about 250 kilometers (about 155 miles) south of Moscow early Friday. (Government of Ryazan Region of Russia Press Office via AP)

An intercity bus has veered off a road in western Russia, killing four people and injuring another 11, authorities said.

The bus, driving from Moscow to Volgograd, swerved into a ditch and overturned in the Ryazan region, about 155 miles south of Moscow.

Four people including the driver died and at least 11, including several children, were taken to hospital with injuries after the overnight crash, authorities said.

Police said the driver may have lost control of the bus after falling asleep.

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