DONETSK, Ukraine — At least three people have been killed in eastern Ukraine when a bus hit a land mine in a no man's land between separatist rebels and government troops.
A woman with her child and others pass body of the man, who died in a land mine explosion near a frontline crossing to Ukrainian government controlled territory, in the war conflict-hit Donetsk region, near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Clashes between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine has continued despite a peace deal signed a year ago, and large areas are littered with mines.(AP photo/Mstyslav Chernov)
The Kiev-controlled prosecutor's office for the Donetsk region said Wednesday that the driver and a woman in the bus were killed instantly and another passenger died of his wounds in the hospital after the bus drove over a land mine on the side of the road west of Donetsk.
The conflict between the Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops has claimed more than 9,000 lives since it began in April 2014. Despite several cease-fire deals, the fighting has never fully stopped.
International organizations have also raised the alarm about the land mines laid by both sides of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
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