Fifteen bodies retrieved from site of Ukraine refugee convoy attack - military

by Reuters
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 07:03 GMT

KIEV, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Fifteen bodies have so far been recovered from the site of Monday's rocket strike on a refugee convoy of buses and cars in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said on Tuesday.

"By 7 p.m. last night we retrieved 15 bodies ... The search continued into the night and is continuing today," the spokesman, Andriy Lysenko, told Reuters.

Ukrainian government forces blame the attack on pro-Russian separatists whom they are battling in the area. The rebels have denied responsibility.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Christian Lowe)

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