Russia arrests drunk driver who killed five orphans
MOSCOW (AFP) - A Moscow court on Monday backed the arrest of a drunk driver who rammed a bus stop at high speed and killed seven people including five orphans from a children's home, police said.
The city's Tverskoi district court approved the detention of the driver, who tested positive for alcohol, Moscow police said in a statement. The driver was still in hospital being treated for injuries.
On Saturday the driver lost control of his car and smashed into the bus stop, instantly killing five teenagers aged 15 to 17 along with their teacher and her husband. A passerby and a car passenger were hospitalised with injuries.
The youngsters and the two adults accompanying them had just attended a ceremony for prizes in a handicrafts competition for children with disabilities, where several of them had won awards.