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Six dead, 43 injured in bus accident

Trans. by M.ZOLJARGAL

A long-distance bus traveling from Baruun-Urt to Ulaanbaatar reportedly skidded off the road while trying to pass another vehicle and flipped over four to five times, leaving six people dead and 43 people with either severe or minor injuries, at around 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Five passengers died at the scene, and one passenger died en route to the hospital. The deceased were three men and three women.
The incident occurred three kilometers from Tsonjin Boldog in Erdene soum of Tuv Province. There were 48 passengers on board and 14 out of the 48 were children from seven months to 18-years-old.
Social media reported that a pregnant woman on the bus suffered a miscarriage due to the crash, however the National Trauma and Orthopedic Research Center (NTORC) doctors confirmed that there were two pregnant women on board and neither of them had miscarriages. They received minor spinal and cerebral injuries and are receiving treatment. Both of them are in stable condition.
All of the injured were immediately transported to the NTORC and 19 people are still hospitalized. Two of them are unconscious in the intensive care unit, eight are in the spinal treatment ward, and nine more are receiving treatment for cerebral injuries.
The bus is owned by local bus operator Daichin Sukh LLC. A working group involving Deputy Minister of Roads and Transportation Kh.Yerjan, delegates of the National Auto Transportation Center, the Sukhbaatar Province Auto Transportation Authority, and Daichin Suikh LLC is working at the scene.

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