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Four Russian tourists killed, 30 injured in road accident in Greece

September 14, 2012, 11:14 UTC+3
The bus was taking 49 tourists to Thessaloniki’s international airport when in overturned on a slippery road
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Photo EPA/ITAR-TASS

Photo EPA/ITAR-TASS

MOSCOW, September 14 (Itar-Tass) — Four Russian tourists and thirty more were injured in a road accident near Greece’s Thessaloniki, spokeswoman for Russia’s Tourism Agency (Rostourism) Irina Schchegolkova told Itar-Tass on Friday.

Russia’s consul general in Thessaloniki Alexei Popov confirmed this information. In his words, the accident took place early on Friday. “The road was wet after a rain. The bus, according to preliminary information, was taking 49 tourists to Thessaloniki’s international airport when in overturned on a slippery road. Two men and two women died instantly. They are being indentified. Nine people were taken to the AHEPA University hospital in Thessaloniki. Two of them are in serious condition. Twenty one people were taken to the G. Gennimatas Hospital. They are in condition of moderate gravity,” Popov said.

According to the Rostourism spokeswoman, the Russian tourists are clients of a big travel operator specializing in Greece, Mouzenidis Travel.

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