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Ukraine: 40 killed in bus, train collision

Oct 12, 2010 7:28:00 AM - thestate.com
A train crashed into a crowded bus in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, killing 40 people and leaving 11 in critical condition, officials said.

The Interior Ministry said the accident occurred outside the town of Marhanets in the Dnipropetrovsk region after the bus attempted to cross the track, ignoring a siren that indicated an oncoming train.

Rescuers, medics and investigators are working at the scene of the crash. All the casualties were on the bus, railway officials said.

President Viktor Yanukovych declared a national day of morning Wednesday.

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov ordered his government to pay each family of the dead victims 100,000 hryvna ($12,600 or euro9,100).

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