Two civilians died in the explosion of a bus that drove over a landmine on the occupied territory of Donetsk region. This was reported by the General Directorate of the National Police in Donetsk region.
According to authorities, Maryenka police station received report on explosion at 8:10.
"It is known that the vehicle went from Donetsk to Kurakhovo. Before approaching checkpoint and while moving on occupied territory, the minivan drove off the main road and came across an explosive device", - says the report.
According to preliminary information, two people died and some are injured.
The number of victims and the circumstances of the accident are being specified.
In their turn, militants of the "DPR" confirm this information in their own way, focusing on the fact that the bus moved on the Ukrainian territory. According to the separatist DAN website with the reference to a source in the "security agencies of the DPR", bus with civilians was blown up by a mine at the Novomikhaylovka checkpoint near the boundary line between Ukraine and the occupied territory of Donetsk region this morning.
"At about nine o'clock a bus with civilian was blown up on a on the Ukrainian side at the Novomikhaylovka checkpoint. According to preliminary reports, three people died," - said the source of "the agency".