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 Three people including child killed, at least five injured as ambulance smashed head-on into bus in Kharkiv. PHOTOS

The deadly traffic accident involving bus with passengers and an ambulance took place on one of avenues in Kharkiv at around 2:40 p.m.

Censor.NET reports citing the statement by Kharkiv City Council Public Relations Department Director Yurii Sydorenko.

"The traffic accident involving death of an ambulance driver has just taken place in Kharkiv. According to preliminary information, the ambulance driver caused the accident. Driving in the oncoming traffic lane, he has smashed head-on into the bus with passengers. The ambulance driver died on the spot as a result of the accident," he wrote.

Yurii Sydorenko added later: "According to preliminary information, the ambulance transported a mother with a child from the 4th Kharkiv hospital to the 16th one. Again, according to preliminary information, they have survived the accident. They were taken by a police car. We have still no reports on them either from the 4th Kharkiv hospital or the 16th one. ... We have just received report from the scene: the paramedic, who was in the ambulance, also died. There are five more injured people."

Some time later, he wrote that the doctors were unable to save the child: "The child injured in a traffic accident has died."

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