A double-deck steamer crashed into a support of the Palace Bridge in St. Petersburg. This was announced on June 15 by the press service of the city linear department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia on water transport.
According to preliminary information, the accident happened around 01:20 Moscow time. The preliminary cause of the accident was an engine failure at the ship, after the engine stopped, the ship began to be demolished and as a result it collided with the bridge support.
There were no reports of casualties in the incident. Law enforcement officers are on the scene.
Previously IA REGNUM reported on the initiation of a criminal case in Chuvashia on the fact of the death of people as a result of a collision between a boat and a barge.