Parents killed, child injured in ‘emergency’ incident at Crimea-Russia bridge; traffic halted
Two people died and their daughter was injured on the Crimea Bridge early on Monday, Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of the Belgorod region in southern Russia said. We all saw with you on a video on the Internet a damaged car with Belgorod numbers. What information is available at the moment: a girl was injured," Gladkov said on the Telegram messaging app. "The hardest thing is that her parents died, dad and mum."Traffic along a Russian-built bridge linking Crimea to Russia's Krasnodar region has been halted, a Moscow-installed official and state media said on Monday. "Traffic was stopped on the Crimean bridge: an emergency occurred in the area of the 145th pillar from the Krasnodar Territory," Crimea governor Sergey Aksyonov wrote on Telegram. The RBC-Ukraine news agency reported that explosions were heard on the bridge, Reuters said. Crimean authorities will provide all the necessary support to tourists in connection with the stopping of traffic on the Crimean bridge," Russia's TASS news agency cited a regional official as saying. The bridge links Russia to Crimea, which Moscow annexed in 2014, and serves as a vital link for transporting supplies to Russian soldiers in Ukraine. In October 2022 it was damaged by a truck bomb in an attack Moscow blamed on Ukraine. Kyiv has denied being behind the attack.