Shamba’s campaign office demands full investigation of road traffic incident

SUKHUM, August 20 (Itar-Tass) — Presidential candidate Sergei Shamba’s campaign office has demanded the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Interior Ministry “to fully investigate today’s road traffic incident”.

According to head of the campaign office Guram Dopua, a car accident took place at about 1:30 p.m. near the settlement of Bzyp, Gagra district, on Saturday. During the accident, Shamba received numerous injuries.

The candidate’s motorcade was on the way for a meeting with voters. Shamba was slightly injured and a guard was hurt in the accident. They received medical aid in a hospital in Gagra. There is no threat to their lives.

Shamba intends to participate in debates with his opponent on Abkhazian state television in the evening.

The presidential elections will be held in Abkhazia on August 26. Aside from Shamba, Alexander Ankvab and Raul Khadzhimba run for presidency.

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