Bus with Ukrainian migrant workers got into fatal accident in Slovakia

Source : 112 Ukraine

One person was killed, three more were seriously injured
13:41, 13 November 2017

112 Agency

A deadly road accident involving a truck and a bus with Ukrainian migrant workers occurred in the village of Nyzhni Grabovets in Slovakia on November 11. As a result of the collision between Mercedes Sprinter and the truck (both cars have Ukrainian registration), a 38-year-old man died and three more people were injured. This was reported by the director of the regional department of the fire and rescue corps in Prešov, reports.  

112 Agency

The incident occurred around 11:00 pm on Saturday. The truck crew was not injured. At the same time, one person died in a minivan and three were seriously injured, including a driver (Volodymyr, 1979).

The wounded were taken to a hospital in Vranov and Humenné.

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According to, Transcarpathian migrant workers were returning from work in the Czech Republic on the minibus. The truck was driving towards them; it was transporting electromechanical equipment.

The police started investigating the accident. In particular, it was found out that a truck driver had alcohol in his blood.

As it was reported earlier a minibus collided with a wagon in Odesa region, which resulted in three deaths, as the local police informed. According to the statement, the accident happened last night on Vynohradivka – Bolgrad road. Road safety is an important issue in Ukraine at the moment, as the Internal Ministry said that eight people die in car accidents in Ukraine every day. The Ministry suggests issuing the first driving license the person ever obtains for only two years.

Related: Eight Ukrainians die in road accidents daily, - Interior Minister

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