21:18 GMT17 May 2021
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    A blast hit a passenger bus in the Debalsevo settlement of Donbass, killing one and injuring two others, reported a representative of the Donetsk People's Republic at the Joint Center on Control and Coordination of issues related to the ceasefire regime.

    "Today at 03:50 p.m. local time [12:51 p.m. GMT] a bus N1 exploded in Debaltsevo. … At the moment, we have information about one dead and two wounded," the agency spokesman said.

    The spokesman revealed that, according to preliminary information, the blast took place as a result of an explosive device planted inside the bus.

    ​The local emergency services, as well as an advisory and monitoring group, have responded to the scene.

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