Update (4:20pm) The four persons who were hurt in the accident were admitted to the Clinical Hospital No.2 of Vinnitsa. Of the three persons who died, the identity of two victims was established – a woman aged 26 and a man aged 44. Officer of the General Inspectorate for Emergencies left for Ukraine to perform the procedures needed to repatriate the bodies.
Update (12:35pm) According to the updated reports of the General Inspectorate for Emergencies, two women, aged 28 and 54 respectively, and two men, aged 24 and 33, suffered injuries in the accident.
Update (11:26am) The Government will cover the costs related to the reparation of the Moldovans who died in the traffic accident near Vinnitsa region, the executive’s press service has said. A group of rescuers from Moldova will immediately travel to Ukraine to see the situation on the spot and to provide the necessary support to the victims.
Update (10:15am) Pictures of the scene posted by the portal vn.20minut.ua show the minibus with a registration number of Ungheni crashed into a truck parked by the roadside. The minibus driver is 28. The victims of the accident are a woman aged 26 and a 43-year-old man, while the third person hasn’t been yet identified. Four persons aged between 24 and 58 were hospitalized.
Update (9:55am) The minibus was heading from Moldova to the Russian Federation. The accident occurred at about 3:00am.
Three citizens of the Republic of Moldova died and another four suffered different traumas as a result of an accident that involved a minibus with 12 passages aboard near Vinnitsa region of Ukraine last night. It is not yet known if the minibus traveled from or to Moldova, IPN reports.
The General Inspectorate for Emergencies said a crisis cell was created to monitor the situation and to help the Moldovan citizens who were wounded. The cell will take decisions as to the transportation of the victims home, will coordinate the procedures and will make the documents needed for conveying the bodies.
The Inspectorate launched the hotline 022785032 that the relatives and close persons of those hurt can use to find out more information.