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40 dead as Ukraine train hits bus

Published 12/10/2010 | 14:40

The scene of the accident near the town of Marhanets, Ukraine. Photo: AP
The scene of the accident near the town of Marhanets, Ukraine. Photo: AP
Police at the site of the crash outside the town of Marhanets, Ukraine (Emergency Situations Ministry)
A crowd of people look at the remains of the bus after it collided with a train (AP)
The scene at Marhanets, Ukraine (Emergency Situations Ministry)

At least 40 people have died when their bus was hit by a train at a level crossing in Ukraine.

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Another 10 were seriously injured in the accident 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.

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov reacted by ordering payments of €9,000 to the victims' families and demanding automated crossing gates be installed at all railway crossings.

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