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Bus carrying 36, plunges into black sea, killing 16

A bus drove off a pier near the town of Taman in Southern Russia on Friday after its brakes failed, killing 16 people, Russian State media reported.

The bus was taking workers to a construction site for local oil and gas company Tamanneftegas when it fell into the Black Sea.

About 20 people managed to survive.

Russian federal investigators have opened a criminal case into possible safety and transport violations.



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