27 killed in road accident in Ukraine
Published: 12:39 4 May 2022 Updated: 17:27 4 May 2022
At least 27 people have been killed in a road accident in Ukraine’s northwestern province of Rovenska, reports Russian media TASS, quoting the Ukrainian authorities on Wednesday.
Al Jazeera quoted Ukrainian authorities as saying that a passenger bus and a fuel truck collided in western Ukraine, killing at least 17 people.
Meanwhile, in a speech to the nation on Tuesday night, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed the information about the horrific road accident and loss of life. He said a “terrible road accident” had taken place in the region of Ukraine’s western Rivne.
Zelenskyy added that the collision took place between a bus, a car and a fuel truck. So far, 17 people have been killed. However, the death toll could rise further.
The Ukrainian president also expressed his condolences to those who lost loved ones in the accident.
The Ukrainian daily Strana later quoted Anton Gerashchenko, an aide to the country’s interior minister, as saying that only 12 of the 38 passengers on the bus had survived.
Noted that the last one is the deadliest among the road accidents in Ukraine over the past decade.
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