In the morning of 3 April, a 68 y.o. journalist of Radio AzatlykAmanmurad Bugayev died in a road accident. According to the radio, he was travelling in a taxi from Balkan velayat, where he was on a work-related assignment to collect material about flooding in the region.
The details of the accidents are not reported.
Amanmurad Bugayev was a renowned Turkmen writer, publicist and poet. During the first years of independence he was the head of Turkmenistan's Literature Foundation and secretary for the Writers' Association. He had previously been employed as an editor on television and the editor-in-chief of some periodicals. The correspondent had been collaborating with Azatlyk for over 15 years, the website of the news outlet reports.
The editorial board of Chronicles of Turkmenistan would like to express condolences to our colleagues from the Turkmen Service of Radio Liberty and Amanmurad Bugayev's family and friends.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan