Baku 2015 organisers to investigate alcohol claims after athletes hit by bus

• ‘Nothing to suggest at this moment that alcohol played part in tragic incident’
• Reports in Azerbaijan allege alcohol may have been a factor in bus collision
• Organisers to ‘investigate immediately’ reports of staff drunkenness

European Games organisers say they will investigate allegations that staff have been drunk on duty following an incident in which a bus collided with three Austrian athletes.

One of the athletes, the 15-year-old swimmer Vanessa Sahinovic, sustained severe spinal injuries after being hit on Thursday by the bus, which veered on to the pavement in the athletes’ village.

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