Iran extends condolences to Russia over deadly bus crash

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian embassy in Russia offered condolences to Russian nation and government following a deadly car accident near Moscow which claimed lives of many people.

The Islamic Republic of Iran sends condolences to Russian nation and government following death of several Russian citizens in a car accident in Moscow suburbs, the embassy posted on its website.

Reports say an Armenian citizen caused a large-scale road accident in the Moscow region on Saturday which led to a deadly car accident. Eighteen people died and more than 60 were injured in the car accident that took place near the town of Podolsk in the Moscow region, after a truck carrying gravel with an Armenian driver ran into a 64-passenger bus at full speed.

The truck driver, a 46 year old Armenian named Grachya Arutyunyan, is expected to be charged on Monday. He has an Armenian license and his work in Russia was justified only by a document that he received in his homeland.

A day of mourning was announced in Moscow and the Moscow region on Monday.



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