Donetsk region police department reports on its site.
"A call about the blast was received by Maryinka police station at 8.10. According to preliminary information, four people were killed," a statement said.
It is noted that the vehicle headed from the city of Donetsk to Kurakhove town. Before reaching a checkpoint the van pulled off the main road and drove over the explosive device while driving in the occupied territory.
The number of victims and circumstances of the deadly incident are being clarified.
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