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Bus drives off pier in Russia killing at least 12

The bus was carrying workers who were building a pier for an oil company. Credit: EBU

A bus has driven off a pier in southern Russia killing 12 and leaving three others missing.

Twenty people were rescued after the bus plunged into the Black Sea, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

Eight people have been hospitalised, five of them in a serious condition, officials added.

Rescue teams were seen in the water beneath the pier. Credit: EBU

The bus was carrying workers who were building a pier for an oil company not far from Crimea.

Investigators did not immediately give a cause for why the bus drove off the pier on Friday morning.