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SOCHI, August 4. /TASS/. Sixteen Russian tourists injured in Wednesday’s road accident in Abkhazia have been delivered to hospitals in Russia’s southern resort city of Sochi, local healthcare department told TASS on Thursday.
"Sixteen passengers injured in the crash and in need of medical assistance were delivered from Abkhazia by ambulances on yesterday evening and in the early hours of Thursday. Among them are seven children," the Sochi mayor’s office said.
On Wednesday a Mercedes minibus en route from Psou to Pitsunda crashed into a Nissan car near Gagra. A tourist from Omsk was killed in the accident. Twenty-four passengers were delivered to the Gagra district hospital.
Abkhazia’s military prosecutor’s office has opened a criminal case into the road accident. A local border guard is suspected of causing the crash. Abkhazian authorities pledged to render assistance to those injured in the accident and to help transport the body of the killed tourist to Omsk.