One Israeli dies, 13 injured in minibus crash in Georgia

Tourist minibus, truck collide when truck veers out of lane near Georgian city of Kutaisi; Embassy in Tbilisi in touch with rescue teams.

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July 10, 2011 11:28
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One Israeli woman on Sunday was killed and 13 were injured in a head-on-collision involving their minibus and another truck in northern Georgia. The truck allegedly veered out of its lane causing the accident.

The accident occurred near the western Georgian city of Kutaisi, Israel Radio reported.

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And while Israel Radio reported that only one woman was killed from amongst the tourists in the accident, it was still too early to determine if there were others who also died as a result of the collision.

The embassy in Tbilisi was in touch with rescue forces and the Foreign Ministry was keeping in contact with the tourists' families in Israel.

In April of this year two Israeli tourists died in Bolivia when their jeep overturned in the Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, in southwest Bolivia.

The Bolivian driver of the vehicle was also killed.

Herb Keinon contributed to this report.

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