28 October 2016

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Deputy head of Poroshenko's administration killed in water bike crash

Deputy head of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's administration Andriy Taranov has been killed in a water bike crash when his vessel hit a barge.

Andriy Taranov / Photo from UNIAN
Andriy Taranov / Photo from UNIAN

The accident happened amid a ride on the Dnipro near the Havansky Bridge in Kyiv, according to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry's source.

The official's water bike ran into an obstacle, preliminary reports said.

The National Police's press service confirmed this information and said the accident would be investigated to establish its cause and consequences.

Member of Parliament, member of the Interior Ministry's collegium Anton Gerashchenko confirmed this information in a comment to UNIAN.

Savchenko’s car hit by DUI driver in Kyiv (photo, video)"Yes, it's true. Andriy Taranov lost control of his water bike and crashed into a barge. It happened a few hours ago near Kyiv's Havansky Bridge," Gerashchenko added.

Eight people, including child, killed in road accident on Kyiv-Odesa highwayHead of the National Police's media liaison office Yaroslav Trakalo said that information about the accident had been included into the national pretrial investigation register and was being investigated under Article 291 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (violation of traffic rules).

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