A criminal case has been initiated in the Irkutsk region after a collision of a foreign car with a hovercraft with tourists on the ice of Lake Baikal, according to the East Siberian Transport Prosecutor's Office.
a crime under Part 1 of Article 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (providing services that do not meet the requirements for the safety of life and health of consumers),” the report says. br />
It has been preliminarily established that the vessel was used by a commercial organization that provides tourist services on Olkhon Island. At the same time, its activity in the transportation of passengers is not licensed.
Earlier, a representative of emergency services told RIA Novosti that on Thursday, on the ice of Lake Baikal near the islands of Olkhon and Ogoy, a Toyota car collided with a Khivus hovercraft -10″. Both vehicles were completely burned out after the crash. Eight people were injured.