BAKU, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Nineteen people were injured when a minibus collided with a passenger car in central Azerbaijan on Sunday, according to the country's emergency authorities.
The incident happened when the minibus, reportedly carrying people to a swearing-in ceremony at a military unit in the western city of Ganja, collided with the passenger car on a highway. Both drivers lost control and the vehicles slipped off the road.
Ten injured were admitted to the Kurdamir district central hospital, while nine others were taken to the central hospital in neighboring Shirvan district. A little boy had his hand amputated and would be taken to the Institute of Traumatology in Baku, health officials said. Two women were diagnosed with traumatic brain injury.
Authorities have launched an investigation in the cause of the accident.
Also on Sunday, two people were killed and two severely injured in a collision of a minibus and a truck in Garadagh district in the capital city of Baku.