Bus hits mine in Donetsk Region killing 4 civilians

March 25, around 7:00 p.m. bus on the route Artemivsk-Horlivka hit a mine near Artemivsk resulting in 4 persons killed, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Donetsk Region Ilya Kiva reports on his Facebook page.

Artemivsk-map

Passenger bus with civilians hit a roadside mine near Artemivsk, Donetsk Oblast. Immediately afterwards, ‘DPR’ gunmen opened mortar fire on the bus with passengers – Artemivsk residents.

In the result, 4 innocent civilians were killed and 19 wounded.

19 persons with injuries of various severity were transported to hospital in Artemivsk.

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According to the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Donetsk Region Ilya Kiva, driver of the bus sought to avoid the check-point and turned to dirt road where the bus tripped the mine.
The bus belonged to a private company registered in Horlivka.

Ievgen Reznik EMPR

EMPR, Aleksandra Demskaya contributed to this publication

 

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