A Volkswagen van with Belarusian license plates, travelling from Odesa to Gomel, collided with a truck that, according to preliminary data, was parked on the right side of the roadway due to a malfunction.
According to the police, the driver and four passengers of the van died on the spot, while 12 other passengers were hospitalized. The victims are being identified.
Criminal proceedings have been launched. The circumstances of the road accident are being established.