RT-Engels: 06-06-2024,

A tram rounds a bend at high speed before crashing into an incoming vehicle, causing multiple casualties

At least one person was killed and 67 injured early on Thursday in the Russian city of Kemerovo, when an out-of-control tram rounded a bend at high speed before crashing into an incoming vehicle.

In the first stage of the disaster, the tram’s brakes allegedly failed, causing two passengers to be ejected through a side door into the oncoming lane of a busy road.

The harrowing incident was captured by a road camera. Moments later, the vehicle – packed with commuters – slammed into another tram.

“A total of 67 people were injured. Of those, three are in a serious condition, two are in intensive care, and one is in surgery. Doctors are fighting for their lives. Ten people were sent for outpatient treatment,” Ilya Seredyuk, the acting governor of the region, wrote on his Telegram channel.

City mayor Dmitry Anisimov later wrote on Telegram that one person had died despite doctors’ efforts.

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