British European Games worker killed in 2-victim road crash in Baku

A British national working at the inaugural European Games was killed in a road crash in Baku, The Associated Press reports.

The Briton, who has not been named, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by an Azerbaijani, who was also killed in the incident on Tuesday, police spokesman Ehsan Zahid said.

Two more British nationals were hospitalized, and receiving consular assistance, British Embassy spokesperson Gunel Ahmedova told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

California-based company FiveCurrents, which is working on the opening and closing ceremonies for the games, said the Briton who was killed had been working for one of its subcontractors, and expressed “great sadness” at the death.

“Three other team members also required immediate hospital treatment after the incident, and will be repatriated so they can receive further medical attention,” FiveCurrents said in a statement released via games organizers.

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS