Ukraine's agency for emergency situations says eight people have been killed in a mini-bus collision in the country's south.

The State Service for Emergency Situations said in a statement Saturday that a mini-bus and a truck collided in early Saturday on the highway connecting capital of Kiev with the Black Sea port of Odessa. One of those killed is an 8-year-old child. Another injured person is in the hospital in a grave condition.

The press office of the Mykolaiv region's police said the collision happened after the mini-bus, which was moving south, rammed into the truck, which was parked on the side of the road.

Photos released by the Mykolaiv police showed the front of the white mini-bus smashed into the back of the truck.