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Well-Known Journalist Killed in Car Accident in Chechnya

GROZNY, Russia -- Well-known Chechen journalist Malika Betiyeva and four members of her family have been killed in a car crash, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Betiyeva's two teenage sons, her husband, and her husband's sister were all killed in the August 1 crash on the Grozny-Shatoi road.

The Chechen department of the Russian Interior Ministry reported that two other unnamed people were also injured.

Betiyeva, 44, was the deputy editor of the official Chechen newspaper "Molodezhnaya smena."

The crash is being investigated.