Amanmurad Bugaev 68-year-old , a journalist with Radio Azatlyk, died in an accident . According to the radio, the correspondent was traveling by taxi from the Balkan velayat, where he was on an editorial assignment and collected material about floods in the region.
Details of the accident are not reported.
Amanmurad Bugayev was a famous Turkmen writer, publicist and poet. In the early years of independence, he for a long time headed the Literary Fund of Turkmenistan, was secretary of the Writers' Union. Prior to that, he worked as an editor at television, headed periodicals. The deceased correspondent has collaborated with Azatlyk for over 15 years, according to a radio site.
The editorial staff of the Chronicles of Turkmenistan presents its condolences to colleagues from the Turkmen service of Radio Liberty and to relatives and relatives of Amanmurad Bugaev.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan