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OSCE Mission arrived at Maryinka crossing point in Eastern Ukraine
18:24, 10 February 2016
OSCE Mission arrived at Maryinka crossing point in Eastern Ukraine

Deminers and the Prosecutor's Office representatives are working at the site of an accident

18:24, 10 February 2016

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Special monitoring mission of the OSCE arrived at Maryinka crossing point in Eastern Ukraine – the place where the minibus hit a mine this morning. It was reported by "Interfax-Ukraine" referring to the Speaker of the Presidential Administration Andrei Lysenko.

“Now the deminers and Donetsk regional Prosecutor's Office as well as OSCE representatives are working at the site of an accident”- said the speaker.

Let us recall, this morning a passenger minibus hit a mine near Maryinka checkpoint when its’ driver was trying to overtake a queue and pulled off the main road. He drove to an unknown explosive device; there was an explosion, which resulted in two people were killed on the spot and two others died later. The incident occurred about 20 kilometres (12 miles) southwest of the Donetsk city as the bus and its five passengers were leaving a separatist-run part of the province towards a government-administered area.

Officials said the driver had ignored mine warning signs posted along the road and drove onto a field a few hundred meters from the Ukrainian checkpoint.

After the accident a criminal proceeding on deliberate murder article has been opened.

Related: 3 people dead after minibus explodes on a mine near Maryinka, Donetsk region

Related: Maryinka, Donetsk region, shelled from 120 mm mortars

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