Friday, October 24, 2014


North Caucasus

Ten Killed After Minibus Falls Into Daghestani Gorge

Ten people, including seven children, died when a minibus fell into a gorge in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan.

Daghestani officials say the tragedy took place on June 4 near the village of Sagada in Daghestan's western district of Tsunta.

Preliminary investigations say that the vehicle fell into a 40-meter gorge and landed in a strong river at the gorge's bottom after the driver unsuccessfully tried to avoid falling rocks.

The driver was not injured.

Six other people, including three children, were hospitalized.

 
Based on reporting by RIA Novosti, Interfax, and ITAR-TASS

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