Media reported an increase in the number of victims of a major accident in Kazakhstan

© RIA Novosti / Yuri to Lagouira in photobacteria ambulance. Archival photoMedia reported an increase in the number of victims of a major accident in Kazakhstan© RIA Novosti / Yuri to Lalupate the image Bank

The number of victims of collision «GAZelle» with a locomotive on Saturday in the suburbs of the city of Zhanaozen in Western Kazakhstan increased to nine people, said regional edition lada.kz.

Earlier it was reported that in the collision of a van with the diesel locomotive killed at least six people, seven were taken to hospital.

«In an accident at a railway crossing in the suburbs of Zhanaozen, near the village of Tenge, according to updated figures, killed nine people,» — said the publication with reference to the Prosecutor of Zhanaozen.

According to the prosecution, after an accident at the hospital admitted 27 people.

The press service of the national company «Kazakhstan Temir Zholy» (KTZ, Kazakhstan Railways) announced that the special Commission investigating the causes of the incident. According to the company, while travelling at a speed of 60 kilometers per hour, the locomotive driver saw the car tracks and applied the emergency brake. The collision could not be avoided.

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