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    According to earlier reports, four people, including a child, died in the incident, while eleven others sustained injuries.

    A 'Kia Grandbird' bus fell off a six-metre high bridge into the Kuenga River in Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia, after its front wheel ruptured, the local road traffic services reported on Sunday.

    In images, posted on Twitter, the vehicle is seen wrecked on the frozen river with ambulances and fire trucks working on the scene.

    Emergency services previously reported that the overturned vehicle was a tourist bus carrying 43 people including the driver.

    ​The driver lost control of the vehicle, travelling from Sretensk to Chita, as he was crossing the bridge in Sretensky District, some 60 kilometres from the vehicle's intended destination.

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