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Chechnya mourning over victims of deadly traffic accident

July 23, 2015, 3:47 UTC+3 GROZNY
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GROZNY, July 23. /TASS/. Russia’s North Caucasian republic of Chechnya is mourning on Thursday over those killed in Tuesday’s deadly traffic accident.

The accident took place on Tuesday evening in a mountainous road in the Vedensky district when a minibus fell down into an abyss killing seven. According to Chechen police, the driver lost control of the vehicle.

Eight more people were taken to hospital. Medics say they are in serious condition.

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said on his account in a social network that the families of those killed in the accident had received 100,000 roubles (1,743 U.S. dollars) each from the regional Akhmat-Khadzhi Kadyrov Public Fund. Those injured had received 50,000 roubles each.

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