04:07 GMT18 February 2020
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    ST. PETERSBURG / MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Eight people died on Thursday in Russia’s Pskov Region in a major road accident, which involved a minibus and a truck, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said in a statement.

    “At 00:29 [21:29 GMT on Wednesday], a car accident involving a Mercedes minibus and a Volvo truck occurred at the 475th kilometer of the Federal Highway R23 near the village of Rudo in the Pustoshkinsky District […] The accident left 10 victims, including eight fatalities”, the ministry said in a statement.

    According to the head of the Pustoshkinsky District - the region where the accident occurred - all eight people were identified as Ukrainian citizens.

    "Police say that all 8 dead people are citizens of Ukraine", Svetlana Vasilkova said, adding that one of the injured people was also a Ukrainian citizen, while another one a citizen of Belarus.

    There has been no information given about the cause of the deadly road accident. Local authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

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