Bus overturns in Kazakhstan's Kyzylorda: eight killed

Bus overturns in Kazakhstan's Kyzylorda: eight killed

A passenger bus overturned on icy road in Kazakhstan’s Kyzylorda region this morning, the official spokesman for the republic’s emergencies service said.

"The bus had 35 people on board. Seven died, including one person who died on the way to hospital, 28 were injured," the official spokesman of the emergency situations committee at the Interior Ministry of Kazakhstan,  Nursultan Nurakhmetov said. Later it was reported that eight people died as a result of the accident.

"As soon as the rescue effort is completed, [the citizenship and identity of the passengers] will be known," TASS cited the spokesman as saying.

Nurakhmetov earlier said that the bus overturned at 5:25 local time (02:25 Moscow time). Presumably, the driver lost control of the vehicle on an ice-covered highway.

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