Donetsk, Dec 7 — DAN. Sixteen people including servicemen have been killed in a road accident between the towns of Shakhyorsk and Torez,  Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Head Denis Pushilin said on Wednesday.

“The tragedy on Road T-0517 has claimed the lives of 16 people; there were our defenders among them, ” Pushilin said. “Four passengers were wounded. I wish them a speedy recovery.”

The regional leader conveyed his condolences to the families of the fatalities. He ordered acting deputy government chairperson Larisa Tolstykina to quickly work out the measures to support the victims’ families.

Earlier reports said that 15 people were killed in a road accident between Shakhtyorsk and Torez when a mini-bus collided with a truck carrying servicemen.*jk