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‘Russian road roulette’ claiming lives in Bulgaria

Five people have already been killed and many others injured in a deadly new game played by gangs of drivers in Bulgaria’s capitol city. Every night at midnight nearly fifty people gather at busy intersections around Sofia to take part in 'Russian road roulette'. 

The rules are simple: Drivers, mostly twenty-something gang members in SUV’s, must barrel through red lights at top speed, sometimes up to 120mph. They are not allowed to hit the brakes, hit another car, hit a pedestrian or leave the road. This results in a “loss.” 

Bets up to $10,000 are made on the possible outcomes. 

Rumen Georgiev, a taxi driver, said he was now afraid to be on the city's roads after dark. “I – like every other taxi driver in Sofia – stop at a green light to make sure nothing is coming the other way,” he said. “I have to apologise to clients for the slow journey. It's a jungle out there.” (1)

Sources: 

(1) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/bulgaria/6431689/Russian-road-roulette-plagues-streets-of-Sofia.html

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