Three youngsters were killed and two other people were injured in a car collision in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, said the authorities Monday, according to Xinhua.

The three victims, all aged 19, died on the spot after the car they were traveling in rammed into an oncoming car at 2.30 p.m. local time (1230 GMT) Sunday, the State Service for Emergencies said.

Two people in the oncoming vehicle were severely injured and were sent to a local hospital, it said.

Roads have become dangerous in Ukraine, with thousands of people killed in accidents every year. According to official statistics, 258 people have lost their lives in over 1,200 traffic accidents so far this year.