DUSHANBE, June 22, Asia-Plus  -- Two international staffs of the OSCE Center in Dushanbe became victims of an overnight traffic accident in Dushanbe, according to Tajik traffic office directorate.

The source said that accident took place yesterday night, at about 11:00 p.m., in the center of Dushanbe, near Russian military base’s hospital.  

“Daewoo driven by a 24-year-old Aziz Salamzoda ran into at a 47-year-old Morten Lodoen and a 45-year-old Arne Stein, international staffs of the OSCE Center in Dushanbe, when they were crossing the street,” said the source, “They were taken to Republican Dyakov Hospital # 3, where Morten Lodoen died today early in the morning, while Arne Stein is in serious condition.”

The OSCE Center in Dushanbe confirmed this information.

According to the latest information, the second OSCE officer, Arne Stein, also died.