Radio Ozodi became aware of new details of the car accident that occurred in Kulyab on the evening of August 6. Sources said that 10 people became victims of the tragedy, including three women aged 49 to 59, a 14-year-old teenager and six young people under the age of 26.
Sources of Radio Ozodi reported that the car accident occurred due to the fault of the driver of the Dulan brand truck, Shukhratjon Ergashev, a 37-year-old native of the Rudaki district, who lives in Dushanbe. He himself died at the scene.
The CoES in the Kulyab zone noted that “Dulan” was loaded with stationery.
According to our interlocutors, among the dead are three women – residents of the house in which a wedding was played the day before the tragedy. “The wedding was played on Saturday, and on Sunday they held the ruibinon ceremony (introduction of the bride to relatives and friends). After this ceremony, not all the guests had time to leave. And suddenly the truck crashed into the house. Three women died,” a source told Radio Ozodi in the city’s Hukumat.
A photo of a young man who allegedly died in this tragedy on his wedding day was published on social networks. However, official sources denied this information.
On August 7, the Kulyab authorities reported that, according to updated data, 10 people were killed in a car accident, and 11 more were injured.
“As a result of a car accident, 8 people died on the spot, two died in the hospital. 11 victims are under medical supervision, two of them are in serious condition,” Sharofiddin Rustamov, head of the health department of the Kulyab zone, told Radio Ozodi on the morning of August 7. He added that among the dead there is a teenager.
The incident occurred on Sunday at 19:30 at the entrance to the city of Kulyab, not far from the Somoni market. The CoES of Tajikistan reported that the driver of a Dulan truck with a trailer while moving along the Dushanbe-Kulyab-Khorog highway from the Sh. the car at full speed crashed into other cars and nearby houses located on the side of the road
Earlier it was reported about at least 14 victims of a car accident.
“We moved ten bodies to the morgue. Four more wounded died on the way to the central hospital. So far, there is no exact data on the victims, ”the doctor of the ambulance station in Kulyab said the day before.
On the evening of August 6, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tajikistan reported on its website that a Dulan truck with a trailer had an accident due to brake failure. The report only said that as a result of the accident there were victims, as well as material damage.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the truck belongs to the Kafolat Voridotu Sodirot company.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of Tajikistan is investigating this incident.
According to eyewitnesses, a truck driving from the Shamsiddin Shokhin district was descending downhill at high speed.
Typically, trucks drive towards the Somoni market in Kulyab at a speed of about 20 kilometers per hour. Previously, the authorities have already reported a similar case, when the car’s brakes failed due to a long descent and the car began to pick up speed, then making an accident. It happened in March of this year, the truck driver and two passengers were killed.
In September 2021, a Dulan truck rammed 10 cars on the Dushanbe-Khujand highway in the Maikhur district of the Varzob district. One of the cars flew into a 200-meter ravine. As a result of the accident, two people died, five more were injured and were taken to the hospital. Then it was reported that the truck driver “lost control for technical reasons.”
Source : Радио Озоди