Manager, President of Bulgarian CSKA basketball club killed in crash in France

UPDATED: 09:06, June 25, 2007

Emil Koen, manager of Bulgarian basketball club CSKA, and its president Vladimir Fedyaev, have been identified as the two Bulgarian victims in Sunday's heavy crash in western France, the state-run BTA news agency reported.

The tragedy happened in early Sunday morning. The two Bulgarians, who were driving a BMW, crashed into a bus in the opposite direction. The BMW driver and passenger were killed in spot, and about twenty-four of the passengers suffered injuries, but none of them is in danger, BTA said.

Local police believes that the Bulgarian driver fell asleep behind the wheel, lost control over the vehicle, which then rushed into the opposite lanes of the road.

Emil Koen and Vladimir Fedyaev were to meet on Sunday representatives of the break-away union of European leagues ULEB and return to Sofia on Monday.

Source: Xinhua

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