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Five civilians died in Donbas in October, - UN

61% of the deaths and injuries were caused by mines and explosive devices
11:59, 21 November 2018

TASS

In October 2018, 18 civilians suffered from combat actions in eastern Ukraine, as the report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says.

According to the UN, five people died, 13 were injured as a result of the conflict last month. 61% of the deaths and injuries were caused by mines and explosive devices.

On October 17, a man sustained injuries because of a grenade explosion near a kindergarten in Luhansk region.

Related: In 2017, 87 civilians deceased in Donbas combat area, - OSCE SMM

On October 18, a married couple from Zolote-5 in Luhansk region blew up on a mine. A man died immediately, a woman sustained wounds and called for help. As the area where the couple blew up was mined, nobody could provide medical aid, and the people died. Their bodies could be evacuated only on the sixth day after the tragedy.

On October 23, two repairers, who were coming back after the repair of a water pipe, sustained injuries when their tractor blew up on a mine.  

Related: UN Monitoring Mission - 12 civilians die over three months in Donbas

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