OSCE SMM: Civilian vehicle explodes upon walking on anti-tank mine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Two people were injured in the incident that took place not far from Bairak village, Donetsk region
09:56, 19 June 2017

A van with civilians aboard went on an anti-tank mine not far from militant-controlled Horlivka, Donetsk region; two people were injured in the incident, OSCE SMM in Ukraine reported.

‘The SMM spoke with a woman (55 years old) who said she had been injured when the truck in which she had been travelling hit a mine at about 19:30 on 12 June near the settlement of Bairak, east of 'DPR'-controlled Horlivka (39km north-east of Donetsk). She told the SMM that she had injured her left shoulder and that her husband, who was travelling with her, suffered light head injuries. She added that they used the road frequently. An emergency service employee in Horlivka told the SMM that the couple’s truck had struck an anti-tank mine. He added that six anti-tank mines had been found near the spot of the incident and that they had been cleared by controlled explosion’, reads the report published on the OSCE website on June 17.

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