"Yes, we confirm this information. The accident took place near the Myussera post. According to preliminary information, Gennady Leonidovich was still alive on the way to hospital. No one else got hurt [in the accident]," Zantaria said.
Naala Avidzba, the spokeswoman for the president of Abkhazia, ruled out a terrorist attack or assassination as possible causes of the accident.
"It was an accident. The prime minister was killed in a car accident. A terrorist attack or assassination are not the case here," Avidzba said.
According to the republic's Interior Ministry, two more people were injured in the road accident.