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Four Poles injured in car accident in Kazakhstan

According to tengrinews.kz, four citizens of Poland have been injured in a car accident in Almaty oblast, Tengrinews reports citing the regional Interior Department. Toyota Land Cruiser Prado flipped over at kilometer 104 of Uzynagash-Akterek road. The car was driven by a 37-y.o. female Polish national who lost control over the car. There were three passengers, including a 11-y.o. girl, in the car. Read article

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Kazakh tourist warned against travel to Kyrgyzstan resorts after plague outbreak

Kazakhstan residents are not recommended to visit Issyk-Kul lake resorts in Kyrgyzstan because of the bubonic plague outbreak, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing executive director of Kazakhstan Tourist Association (KTA) Rashida Shaikenova as saying. She said that KTA received an official letter from the Kazakhstan Healthcare Ministry saying that the border with Kyrgyzstan may be closed. Akim [...]

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Dutch traveler dies in motorcycle accident in central Kazakhstan

A citizen of Netherlands was killed in a car accident in Karaganda oblast in central Kazakhstan, Tengrinews.kz reports. On August 25 the 52-y.o. foreigner from Netherlands driving a Honda bike crashed into a Toyota Surf. The Dutchamn was making a left turn and failed to give the right of way to the Toyota Surf that [...]

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Two Czech climbers rescued from mountain in western Georgia

Trend.az reports that two Czech tourists were rescued in Georgia, one of whom had become traumatised at a height of 2200 metres in the mountainous area of Svaneti (Western Georgia). One of the tourists became petrified on the hillside of the Chatini Mountain and was unable to move. The other tourist managed to contact Operations [...]

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Georgia: Three Armenian travelers injured in road accident near Teleti

Panarmenian.net reports that a road incident was reported to the Emergency Situations Ministry, with 3 Armenians injured in the vicinity of Georgian village of Teleti, Gardabani region. A Jeep (license No. ZGN 105) and a Mercedes (license No. 06 SO 044) collided on August 22 morning, leaving 3 passengers wounded. Read article

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Georgia: Rescue team finds missing tourists after two-day search

Trend.az reports that after a two-day search, five missing tourists travelling from the village of Gudani to Shatili in Eastern Georgia were found. Three French citizens and two Georgian were unable to continue their journey after dark, Deputy Governor of the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region, Givi Amirkhanashvili told journalists on Monday. Read article

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Swiss climber dies in fall in Kyrgyzstan, two others injured

Akipress.com reports that a tourist from Switzerland fell to death in mountains of Batken region on August 5, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan said. Swiss tourists Mazal Chevallier, Cedric Singele and Mona Klein went to the mountains near the village of Ozgorush, Leilek district. On August 5, they requested [...]

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Turkish shepherd shot and killed after crossing into Armenia

According to todayszaman.com, a state security institution from Russia announced that they are investigating the shooting of Mustafa √úlker, a Turkish shepherd who was shot dead on the Armenian border near Turkey’s Kars province. According to reports, the 35-year-old Turkish shepherd had crossed to the Armenian side of the border to retrieve a lost sheep [...]

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Hiker dies in Kazakhstan after being airlifted from mountain with heart pains

According to inform.kz, a hiking tourist was airlifted off a mountain in Almaty Wednesday morning (8:00 a.m.), Kazinform has learnt from the Kazakh Ministry for Emergency Situations. The Almaty emergency services received a call about the tourist in the mountains who complained of a pain that was coming from his heart. He was airlifted from [...]

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Russian man arrested for illegally crossing into Kazakhstan, robbing church

According to a inform.kz report, “Holy Trinity” temple in Zhelezinka area (Pavlodar region) has been robbed by a 22-year-old Russian citizen, the press service of the Department of Internal Affairs informs. By breaking the glass window of the church, the young man stole a small cross, myrrh-bearing women with a handbag and a monstrance. The [...]

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