Ukrtelecom car hits landmine in Sumy region, one dead, three injured
State phone company car hits landmine near television town in heavily mined Ukrainian region (Photo:Dmytro Zhyvytskyy / facebook.com)
A car belonging to state fixed-line telephone operator Ukrtelecom hit a landmine in Okhtyrka district of Sumy Oblast on Oct. 2, with one person being killed and three injured in the explosion, a Ukrainian official has reported.
The head of the Sumy Regional Military–Civil Administration Dmytro Zhyvytsky reported the incident on his channel in the Telegram messenger app.
Zhyvytsky said the vehicle hit the mine as it pulled over to the roadside beside a television tower.
There were four people inside the vehicle. One person died on the spot from injuries sustained in the blast, while the three others were rushed to the hospital.
Police are working at the site of the explosion at the moment, and the circumstances of the incident are being established.
“Okhtyrka district remains one of the most mined territories in Sumy Oblast,” Zhyvytsky wrote.
In addition, Zhyvytsky said that late at night on Oct. 1, Russian invaders shelled the Middle Buda community of Shostka district with artillery.
Russian invasion forces retreated from Sumy Oblast early in March after the initial Russian attempt to capture Ukraine’s capital Kyiv was defeated. However, Russians forces still regularly shell towns in the oblast from the neighboring Russian oblasts of Kursk and Belgorod.
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