Accessibility links

Breaking News

15 Killed, 16 Injured In Kazakh Road Accident

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

RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

If you are in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine and hold a Russian passport or are a stateless person residing permanently in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine, please note that you could face fines or imprisonment for sharing, liking, commenting on, or saving our content, or for contacting us.

To find out more, click here.