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Five killed, 1 injured in road accident in Ukraine

(Xinhua)

08:51, August 16, 2011

KIEV, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed and one was injured in a road accident in southern Ukraine on Sunday, local authorities said Monday.

A car went off the road and hit a tree head on at around 2.30 p.m. local time (1230 GMT) near the Sverdlovo village on Odessa - Melitopol highway, a statement from the emergency ministry said.

The cause of the accident was under investigation. Preliminary reports said the driver's fault possibly led to the accident.


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