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Video: Car hits pedestrians in World Cup host city, killing one

Sochi car accident

A 63-YEAR-OLD man has died in Sochi, Russia after his car ploughed into six pedestrians in the World Cup 2018 host city this afternoon, Express reported.


Shocking CCTV footage from the scene shows his car swerving across the road and mounting the pavement before hitting the pedestrians.


Warning: the following footage contains content that viewers may find distressing


The vehicle, a grey Chevrolet Lanos, only came to a standstill after hitting another car.

Russian police said the driver, a local resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three victims were raced to a nearby hospital following the horrific collision, with two of them reported to be in a critical condition.


Sochi, a city on the Black Sea coast, is due to host Russia's World Cup quarter-final match against Croatia on Saturday.

The city was also the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Police said the crash, which took place in the Sochi's Dagomys district, was not believed to be terror-related.

The driver is understood to have fallen asleep at the wheel.

Last Modified: Wednesday، 04 July 2018 06:11 PM