Kyrgyz deputy PM killed in car crash


Oct 7, 2017-

A deputy prime minister of Kyrgyzstan was killed when a vehicle he was riding in collided with a KamAZ truck on a highway, Kyrgyz state press service reported.

Temir Jumakadyrov, 38, died as a result of injuries sustained in the October 7 accident west of the capital, Bishkek, the report confirmed. 

The accident happened at a section of the Bishkek-Kara-Balta Highway in Sadovoye village in the northernmost region at around 7:30 a.m. local time (0130 GMT), the report said.

Both his driver and his assistant were killed in the collision as well.

Jumakadyrov and his assistant were traveling in a Toyota Land Cruiser. The driver of the car and the assistant also died in the accident.

The truck driver was hospitalised.

Jhumakadyrov, 38, was appointed deputy prime minister in August 2017. Prior to that he was secretary of the National Security Council.

Published: 07-10-2017 16:19

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