Two Armenians killed in Georgia road accident, three injured

Two Russian citizens of Armenian descent died in a road accident in  Georgia, three others were hospitalized.

The accident took place on the 370th kilometer of the Yerevan-Moscow highway, near the city of Mtskheta.

A criminal case has been instigated under Article 276.7 of the Georgian Criminal Code (Violation of traffic safety rules or rules for operating a motor car, street-car, trolley-bus, tractor or other mechanical transport by persons driving them that results in death of two or more persons), a source at the Georgian Ministry of Interior told Public Radio of Armenia.

Assistant to Armenia’s Ambassador to Georgia Ani Hayrapetyan said that a Mercedes with a Russian license plate crashed into a bust with an Armenian license plate en route from Yerevan to Moscow.

“The Embassy is in touch with the relevant bodies in Georgia and will provide further information if there is any,” she said.

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