Six people injured in accident near Russian Kaliningrad

TASS Russian News Agency | Jul 19, 2019 at 1:14 PM

/Updated, details added/

KALININGRAD, July 19. /TASS/. Six people, five children among them, have been injured in an accident in the Gvardeysk city district in the outskirts of Kaliningrad, the regional branch of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies told TASS on Friday.

According to the agency, a minibus and a tank truck collided. "The tank truck overturned, there is a risk of oil spillage. Six people were injured, particularly five children," the agency’s press service said.

The regional branch of the Health Ministry told TASS that the injured kids had been hospitalized, as well as the adult.

Emergency Ministry’s agents are at the scene, fourteen people and four units of technical equipment are working to eliminate the spillage threat.

According to the press service of the regional branch of the Russian Internal Ministry, the driver of the Volkswagen Transporter minibus, with 6 kids, their mother and grandmother apart from him onboard, did not give way to the tank truck and the collision ensued. "At the turn to Gvardeysk the driver, grandfather of the kids, did not give way to the tank truck. Five kids and the grandfather were injured, the rest are well and healthy," she said adding that the oil did not spill.