Black weekend

One Romanian dead, 10 injured
in road crash in Turkey

The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) yesterday announced that a Romanian died and 10 others were injured Saturday, in a road crash on the motorway between Istanbul and Edirne, Turkey, which involved a coach with 36 people onboard. The Romanian honour consul in Edirne, Erol Balkan went to the spot of the accident right after he received the news. He was joined by the owner of the company that was transporting the Romanian tourists. Furthermore, a diplomat from Romania’s General Consulate in Istanbul went to Edirne, to provide the needed consular assistance. The event is being investigated by Turkish authorities.

Lorry crashes into minibus on DN7,
injures five

Five people were injured yesterday morning in a road accident on DN7, in Vintu de Jos village, Alba County, when a lorry rammed a minibus. According to the Alba County Police Inspectorate, it is still unknown why the two vehicles crashed at the crossroads between the national road and a minor road. The accident blocked the traffic on both lanes of DN7, for a few hours.

Famous French biochemist,
found dead in Arad

Famous French biochemist Jean Montreuil, a member of the French Academy of Medical Sciences and honourary member of the Romanian Academy, was found dead last Friday, in a hotel room of Arad. He was due to return to France on Monday. Merited Professor Dr. Jean Montreuil, aged 90, had been in the town of Arad for 10 days, to chair the proceedings of the Summer School named ‘The clinic and therapeutic approach of the aging patient suffering from chronic pain,’ organised by the ‘Vasile Goldis’ Western University of Arad. Montreuil was decorated post-mortem and the coffin was put on display at the Faculty of Natural Sciences. The body has been repatriated to France.

Road crash in Neamt County leaves
one dead, seven injured

A person died and seven were injured yesterday, near the Hanul Ancutei motel, in the immediate vicinity of Tupilati commune, Neamt county, when a BMW automobile registered in Hungary switched to the opposite lane and rammed a stationary minibus, where the driver and two passengers were taking a nap. The driver of the minibus died on the spot, while the driver of the automobile had to be rushed to the Roman Municipal Hospital, with severe injuries.

MAI driver rams, kills motorcyclist on DN1

A motorcyclist aged 37 was killed on Thursday evening in a crash on National Road 1 (DN1) caused by a driver hired by the Ministry of Administration and Interior (MAI), near Otopeni. According to witnesses, the driver was speeding towards Bucharest and lost control of the car, which switched lanes and hit the biker head-on.

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