Bishkek, Jan. 18, 2018 / Kabar/. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov expressed his condolences to President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in connection with the death of Uzbek citizens as a result of the tragic incident that occurred in Aktyubinsk region of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz president’s press service reported.
"On behalf of the people of the Kyrgyz Republic and on my own behalf, I express my deep condolences over the death of the citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan as a result of the tragic incident that occurred in Aktyubinsk region of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
I ask you to convey the words of sincere sympathy and support to the families and friends of the victims, as well as the wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured. We share the bitterness of irreplaceable loss," says in the condolence message.
A bus fire in northwestern Kazakhstan killed 52 Uzbek citizens on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia on Thursday. Only five people managed to escape the burning vehicle.