Eleven killed in four-vehicle collision in Kazakhstan
east 11 people were killed in a major road accident involving two buses and two trucks in Central Kazakhstan, the republic's emergencies ministry said on Thursday.
Two intercity coaches, Setra with 24 passengers and Mercedes with 17 passengers, collided with two Kamaz trucks in the Karaganda Region on a major highway linking the former capital Almaty and the Russian Urals city of Yekaterinburg late on Wednesday.
The two buses and one of the trucks caught fire.
"A Kamaz driver and ten Mercedes bus passengers died on site. Seven passengers of the same bus were taken to hospital with various injuries. All the victims are citizens of Uzbekistan, and their identities are being established," the ministry said.
Those travelling in the Setra bus escaped unharmed, the ministry said in a statement.