15 reported dead in Donbass collision — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union


A truck carrying troops hit a civilian vehicle in the Donetsk People’s Republic, media say

Fifteen people were killed in the Russian frontline region of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on Wednesday, after a truck moving troops collided with a minivan, TASS reported citing a local source. At least four survivors have been hospitalized, according to health officials.

The incident reportedly happened on a road connecting the neighboring cities of Torez and Shakhtyorsk, which are located some 50km east of the provincial capital Donetsk.

A local source initially told the agency that 16 people had been killed and three people were injured in the incident. A source working with rescue services later updated the death toll to 15, while health officials reported a larger number of survivors, TASS said.

Footage published by a Donetsk-based Telegram channel covering emergencies purportedly showed the scene of the road incident. In the video, a truck can be seen with its front section seriously damaged after an apparent impact with a white civilian vehicle.

Online news outlet Mash said the road was closed to traffic following the incident.

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