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3 Austrian swimmers hit by bus at European Games

3 Austrian swimmers hospitalized after being hit by bus at European Games

3 Austrian swimmers hit by bus at European Games

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- The Austrian Olympic Committee says three of its synchronized swimmers have been injured after being hit by a bus in the athletes village at the European Games in Azerbaijan.

The Austrian committee says in a statement that one of the swimmers, 15-year-old Vanessa Sahinovic, was "seriously injured" with multiple fractures,

Sahinovic and another swimmer, Luna Payer, who received arm injuries, will be flown back to Austria for treatment. The Austrians say the third swimmer, Verena Breit, "got off lightly with slight injuries."

The Austrian committee said the three had been walking on the sidewalk at the athletes village early Thursday morning when the bus hit them.


Updated : 2021-09-18 16:58 GMT+08:00