The bodies of eight Uzbekistanis who crashed in an accident in Kazakhstan will be delivered to their homeland by plane of the Ministry of Defense

    Safety&Sequrity 4 April 2024 1989

    A terrible accident occurred on Wednesday, April 3, on the Samara - Shymkent highway near the village of Marjanbulak in the Aktobe region of Kazakhstan. As a result of a collision between a Volvo truck and a Toyota-Alphard minivan, eight Uzbeks were killed.

    On behalf of the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, a government commission has been established to organize the delivery of the bodies of the dead to their homeland, as well as arrangements for their burial.

    A military board of the Ministry of Defense of Uzbekistan has been allocated to transport the bodies of the dead. The Ministry of Emergency Situations is in close contact with Kazakh colleagues, and also cooperates in studying the causes of the incident.

    The incident occurred the day before at about 5 p.m. on the 678th km of the Samara - Shymkent highway of republican significance, passing through the territory of the Alginsky district of the Aktobe region of Kazakhstan. The driver of the minivan and 7 of its passengers, all citizens of Uzbekistan, died at the scene.

    Among them are mostly natives of Surkhandarya region, one is from Kashkadarya. The oldest was 62 years old, and the youngest was under 30. There is one woman among the dead passengers.

    According to the preliminary version, the truck's wheel burst while driving, which caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and drove into oncoming traffic, where the collision occurred.

    An investigation has been launched into the accident. Examinations have been appointed.

    The Embassy of Uzbekistan in Kazakhstan expressed "deepest condolences to the family members and relatives of eight citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan who died on April 3, 2024 as a result of an accident."

    It is noted that the Consulate General of Uzbekistan in Aktau closely cooperates with organizations of Kazakhstan on this issue. The situation is under special control.

    For additional information, the department is asked to contact the Consulate General at +7 (729) 277-71-17.