BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) A British national working at the inaugural European Games in Azerbaijan has been killed in a road accident in the capital Baku.
British embassy spokesperson Gunel Ahmedova told The Associated Press by telephone that the individual, who has not been named, had been employed by a company working on the ceremonies at the Games.
Two more British nationals were hospitalized and were receiving consular assistance, Ahmedova said Wednesday.
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European Games chief operating officer Simon Clegg confirmed that organizers were ”aware of a road traffic accident” which happened Tuesday, but would not comment further, saying ”details of the incident are still being determined.”
On June 11, three Austrian swimmers were struck by a bus in the athletes’ village, leaving one, 15-year-old Vanessa Sahinovic, with severe spinal injuries.