On February 10, four passengers of a Volkswagen Transporter have been killed in a blast as the vehicle hit a land mine near the Mar’inka checkpoint in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to UNIAN.
“At 07:56 local time today, a civilian Volkswagen Transporter van heading from the ‘grey zone’ hit a land mine about 600 meters from the Maryinka checkpoint while bypassing a queue,” he said.
The vehicle’s driver ignored land mine warning signs and tried to drive off to the roadside, where the minibus hit a land mine.
Five people were in the van, Zadubinny said.
“Two of them died in the blast immediately. One person died of wounds in an ambulance, which arrived from Ukrainian-controlled territory to pick up the wounded,” he said.
Later the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation reported that “three people were killed in the blast immediately, and another man – a resident of the town of Makiyivka – was wounded”.
“He was rushed to a municipal hospital in Kurakhivka, where he died of wounds,” the press service said.