Two citizens of Moldova passed away, while another five were injured, in a grave accident from Harghita district, Romania. The victims were in a minibus going Praga - Orhei. Due to the snow and frost the vehicle went off the lane, hit a pillar and was overthrown.
"The accident took place in early morning. Two Police Inspectorates interfered, from Harghita and from Neamţ. It is known that two people passed away, a man and a woman. There was also a toddler, but she is under no danger" Raed Arafat, the chief of Department for Emergency Situations, declared.
According to the Department for Emergency Situations from Chisinau, the minibus had 20 people within in, 18 of which were citizens of Moldova.
When the accident took place, it was snowing heavily.
"On one hand there was heavy snow, while on another the road was curvy. The vehicle went off the lane, skidded, then hit a pillar and was overthrown" local Police's spokesman, Gheorghe Filip said.
The arrival of two dispatched ambulances was difficult due to the weather conditions.
Embassy of the Republic of Moldova to Bucharest is in permanent contact with Romanian authorities.
The company offering the Praga to Orhei rote offered another transport to take the passengers back home.