At least 31 children injured in mini-truck crash in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, May 3 (UNI) Up to 31 children were injured after a mini-truck crashed into a group of students during a festive event in southern Kyrgyzstan on Thursday, said the regional Internal Affairs Directorate.

The tragedy occurred in the Suzak district of the Jalal-Abad region during a competition of young Manas epic narrators.

During the event, a mini-truck rushed down a hill and ran into a group of students. The driver, who brought ice cream for the children, got out of the vehicle before it rushed down, the government agency said.

According to the country’s Health Ministry, 31 children aged 9-16 were injured as a result of the accident with four of them in serious condition. Another 13 children received outpatient treatment.

The truck driver is currently detained. All necessary examinations have been assigned.

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