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One Russian tourist killed in Abkhazia minibus crash — ministry

August 03, 17:06 UTC+3 SUKHUM
Eighteen people, including five children, were delivered to hospitals
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SUKHUM, August 3. /TASS/. A minibus with Russian tourists has crashed in Abkhazia killing one person, a spokesman for the country’s Emergencies Ministry Mizan Lomiya told TASS on Wednesday.

"As a result of the crash that happened today at around 10am Moscow time in the Gagra Region in seven kilometers from the Russian-Abkhazian border. Tourist from Omsk Viktor Guskov, born in 1954, died in the crash. Eighteen people, including five children, were delivered to the hospital in Gagra with injuries of varying severity," Lomiya said.

The Mercedes minibus with Russian tourists crashed into a Nissan Skyline car.

Abkhazia’s acting interior minister Boris Abitov told TASS that the investigation into the road accident has already started.

"Those injured were delivered to the hospital in Gagra. Doctors say their lives are not in danger. Talking about passengers of the other car, they were delivered to the hospital in Sukhum, according to available information," Abitov noted.

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