MOE said the condition of the victims in a major accident in Crimea

Ten passengers of a minibus caught in a traffic accident in Crimea, hospitalized in three hospitals of the region, some of them heavy, only the minibus had 18 passengers, told RIA Novosti the EMERCOM in the region.

Earlier it was reported that on the track "Tavrida" in Belogorsk region, an accident involving a minibus and a truck, eight people died and seven were injured.

"Just in the bus there were 18 persons. eight were killed, four hospitalized in Belogorsky hospital, the status of the two critically. Two children hospitalized in the national children's hospital in Simferopol. Four more victims are in Hospital number 6 in Simferopol", - reported in the MOE in Crimea Republic.

The condition of two of the four victims arrived in Simferopol, extremely serious, said RIA Novosti in the intensive care unit of the 6th hospital.

"We brought four injured, two in critical condition, they are operated in intensive care. Another victim in neurosurgery, as another woman of medium gravity", - said in the hospital.

The interior Ministry of Crimea reported earlier that the preliminary cause of traffic accident was that the driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a truck.