Ex-Mongolia PM seriously injured in car crash

The former prime minister of Mongolia, Norov Altankhuyag was seriously wounded in a car crash on Sunday, media reported.

IANS| Updated: Nov 24, 2014, 01:41 AM IST

Ulan Bator: The former prime minister of Mongolia, Norov Altankhuyag was seriously wounded in a car crash on Sunday, media reported.

Altankhuyag`s vehicle overturned near his private resort camp in the northeast of Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, according to a Xinhua report.

The former prime minister was reported to have broken his clavicle, or collarbone and suffered spinal injury. Doctors advised him to seek treatment abroad immediately.

The country`s media speculated that Altankhuyag might go to South Korea for treatment.

The 56 year-old Altankhuyag was removed from prime ministership following a no-confidence vote in the parliament Nov 5, amid concerns about a serious economic downturn in the landlocked country.

Norov was criticised for incompetence, cronyism and corruption by the opposition Mongolian People`s Party and some from within his Mongolian Democratic Party.