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28 passengers injured in road accident in West Georgia

By Tea Mariamidze
Thursday, August 24
Two minibuses crashed into each other on Wednesday morning at the Guria-Adjara border near the seaside resort of Shekvetili.

The minibuses were moving to and from the Black Sea city of Batumi when the accident happened.

The crash left 28 people injured, who were taken to hospital in the town of Kobuleti.

The health condition of four people is very grave and they remain in a reanimation unit.

The Minister of Health and Social Affairs of Adjara, Zaal Mikeladze, subsequently arrived at the site.

He said the majority of passengers had only minor injuries.

“Four people remain in intensive care; two of them have fractures of limbs and two have facial bone fractures. They will be operated on,” he stated.

Mikeladze added that the lives of the injured are not under threat and all of them will recover after undergoing relevant medical treatment.

Seven out of the injured patients left hospital the day following day the accident. The others still remain in the hospitals and are under supervision.

“I was asleep in the minibus. It was around 5 am. Suddenly our vehicle was hit and it turned around and I do not remember anything else,” one of the injured patients said.

The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has launched an investigation under the first part of Article 276 of the Criminal Code of Georgia that implies a violation of the traffic safety or operation rules that caused damage to human health.