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16 people died and 2 were injured of varying severity as a result of a traffic accident that occurred in the Donetsk People's Republic between the Torez and Shakhtersk cities. On this fact, the Investigating Authorities of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, stationed in the Donetsk city, launched a criminal case in accordance with Part 5, Article 264 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of the rules of the road and the operation of vehicles, negligently resulting in the death of two or more persons).
It was preliminarily detected that driving along the route Snezhnoye - Donetsk, the driver of the bus was not aware of the safety of his maneuver, so he drove into the oncoming traffic lane to overtake, where it collided with a military KAMAZ moving in the opposite direction.
At the moment, a set of investigative actions and operational measures aimed at detecting all the circumstances of the accident is being carried out in full. The preliminary criminal investigation continues.