"According to preliminary estimates, 10 people were injured and one person died. According to the Italian department for civil defense, the injured people were taken to Siena's hospitals. Embassy employees have left for Siena in order to communicate with those injured, offer every help they can and discover the circumstances behind the accident", the representative of the Russian Embassy in Italy said.
The Italian national body for civil protection told the embassy that at 9.30 a.m. local time (07:30 GMT), a tourist bus, presumably carrying Russian nationals, got into a traffic accident as it was on its way from Florence to Siena.
Four people injured in the accident are in serious condition, 10 are in hospitals, the Russian Embassy in Italy told Sputnik on Wednesday.
"Ten people received injuries of varying severity, they were taken to two hospitals. Four of them were in serious condition, four — in a condition of moderate severity. If they turn out to be Russian citizens, the Russian Embassy will help them in every possible way. Our staff have already left for Siena," an embassy employee said.
According to the representative of the embassy, there were 60 people on board of the bus.