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Seven Dead In Crash Near Kyrgyz Resort


BISHKEK -- At least seven people died and dozens were injured in Kyrgyzstan when a bus loaded with tourists collided with a car near an alpine lake resort, the Emergencies Ministry said.

The crash occurred when a bus loaded with 53 tourists collided with a car near Issyk-Kul, the world's second-biggest alpine lake and revered in Kyrgyzstan as a national symbol.

Regional Emergencies Ministry chief Arstan Momokulov said all the dead were tourists from neighboring Kazakhstan.

He said dozens of people were rushed to hospitals.
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