Officials say at least 15 people have been killed and 16 others injured in a road accident in northern Kazakhstan.
The Kazakh Emergencies Ministry said a commuter bus collided with a truck and a car late on August 19 near the village of Babatai, in Akmola Province, on the Almaty-Yekaterinburg highway.
The bus, which had 31 passengers, was en route from Astana to Karaganda.
An investigation into the accident has been launched.
Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS