Uzbekistan bus crash claims 26 lives

Uzbekistan bus crash claims 26 lives
# 02 May 2009 11:45 (UTC +04:00)
At least 26 people were killed in a bus accident in the Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan on Friday, according to media reports on Saturday.
The Mercedes bus crashed into an excavator parked by the roadside while travelling at a high speed in the province of Kashkardarya, in the south-west of the country, according to an Interfax news agency report quoting police.
More than 20 of the 50 passengers survived the crash, some with serious injuries.
The cause of the crash was not immediately known, but the region’s decaying network of Soviet-built roads are the site of frequent accidents.
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