Five dead in accident near Chabad House in Ukraine

SUV rams into crowd of people in the center of Kharkiv. Police say the incident was not terror-related.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Police line (illustration)
Police line (illustration)
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An SUV on Wednesday evening rammed into a crowd of people in the center of Kharkiv, Ukraine, the Sputnik news agency reported, citing local law enforcement.

Five people were killed and six injured in the accident, the report said.

The incident occurred near the Chabad House in the city. Police said the incident was not a terrorist attack and was an accident.

According to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, the SUV was thrown on a pedestrian walk after collision with another car.

Anton Herashchenko, an adviser to the interior minister, was quoted as having said the SUV collided at high speed with a Volkswagen after running a red light, and was flipped into the street, where dozens of people were walking.

The driver of the SUV was arrested at the scene and is believed to have been drunk.


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