The tragedy did happen. Official version

27 July 2015 15:07  283104016 0105042
The tragedy did happen. Official version

On Monday (27.07), in the morning, in Svalyava district of Transcarpathian region there was an accident with serious consequences. Around 6 o'clock, 35 inhabitants of the village of Bereznyky and Keretsky in Svalyava district headed to the Stiy mountain to collect blueberries. The people were sitting on wooden benches in a truck "GAZ-66", which is not designed to carry passengers. While driving up the mountain in the "Hrab" tract, the truck stalled out and then rolled over into a precipice. According to preliminary reports, one woman (she was 55) died on the spot, another 16 sufferred injuries of varying degrees of severity. The driver is in a serious condition. The wounded were evacuated from the accident site using all-terrain vehicles (more than 10 ambulances arrived to the foot of the mountain), all of them were hospitalized.

The head of the region Hennadiy Moskal gathered representatives of law enforcement and health care services, and ordered them to provide the victims with maximum health care and to thoroughly investigate the causes of the accident, the press service of the RSA informed.

This is not the first accident of this kind in Transcarpathia. Last week, in Perechyn district, another truck with people, who were going to the mountains to gather berries, overturned. Then, 10 people sufferred various injuries.  

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