40 dead as Ukraine train hits bus
Published 12/10/2010 | 14:40
At least 40 people have died when their bus was hit by a train at a level crossing in Ukraine.
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.