20 Apr 2019 13:38

Seven Kazakhs, 3 Uzbek citizens among victims of road accident in Kazakhstan - Interior Ministry

NUR-SULTAN. April 20 (Interfax) - Seven Kazakh citizens and three Uzbek citizens have been killed in the road accident involving a bus in the Jambyl region; citizenship held by another victim is being verified, the press service for the Kazakh Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

"There are seven Kazakh citizens and three Uzbek citizens among the 11 people killed in the road accident, citizenship of another person has not been determined yet," the press service said.

"Kazakhstanis, Uzbek and Tajik citizens are among the people who have been hospitalized," it said.

On Saturday, around 5 a.m. local time (2 a.m. Moscow time), a passenger bus flipped over, while trying to avoid a collision with a car and a truck that had collided earlier on the 181 kilometer of the Almaty-Tashkent motorway in the Korday district of the Jambyl region. As a result of the accident, 11 people were killed and 29 hospitalized. An inquiry is underway.