42 Dead In Ukraine Bus, Train Collision

Train crashed into a crowded bus in eastern Ukraine.

 

 
 
 

| Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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KIEV, Ukraine - A train crashed into a crowded bus in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, killing 42 people on the bus, including two children, and injuring nearly a dozen others, 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.

The Emergency Situations Ministry said in a statement that two children were among those killed. Police officials had said earlier that 11 survivors were in critical condition with grave injuries.

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 mourning Wednesday.

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

He also instructed transport officials to install automated crossing gates at all the nation's railway crossings to prevent cars, buses and trucks from ignoring the siren.

Road and railway accidents are common in Ukraine, where the roads are in poor condition, vehicles are poorly maintained and drivers and passengers routinely disregard safety and traffic rules.



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Ukraine Bus, Train Collision

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Ukraine Bus, Train Collision

The remains of a bus lay next to a railway train at the site of an accident outside the town of Marhanets, Ukraine, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. The crowded passenger bus collided with a train in eastern Ukraine Tuesday, killing 40 people and leaving 11 in critical condition, police said. The Interior Ministry said that the collision 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.Thirty-seven people from the bus died on the spot and another person died later in the hospital. There were no injuries reported on the train..(AP Photo/Emergency Situations Ministry)


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Ukraine Bus, Train Collision

The remains of a bus lay next to a railway train at the site of an accident outside the town of Marhanets, Ukraine, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. The crowded passenger bus collided with a train in eastern Ukraine Tuesday, killing 40 people and leaving 11 in critical condition, police said. The Interior Ministry said that the collision 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. Thirty-seven people from the bus died on the spot and another person died later in the hospital. There were no injuries reported on the train.(AP Photo/Emergency Situations Ministry)


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Ukraine Bus, Train Collision

The remains of a bus lay next to a railway train at the site of an accident outside the town of Marhanets, Ukraine, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. the crowded passenger bus collided with a train in eastern Ukraine Tuesday, killing 40 people and leaving 11 in critical condition, police said. The Interior Ministry said that the collision 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.Thirty-seven people from the bus died on the spot and another person died later in the hospital. There were no injuries reported on the train.(AP Photo)


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Ukraine Bus, Train Collision

People react at the scene of an accident outside the town of Marhanets, Ukraine, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 after a bus attempted to cross the track, ignoring a siren that indicated an oncoming train. At least 40 people were killed officials at the Ministry of Emergency Situations said. Another eleven people were injured. Road and railway accidents are common in Ukraine, where the roads are in poor condition, vehicles are poorly maintained, and drivers and passengers routinely disregard safety and traffic rules. (AP Photo)


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Ukraine Bus, Train Collision

The scene of an accident outside the town of Marhanets, Ukraine, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 after a bus attempted to cross the track, ignoring a siren that indicated an oncoming train. At least 40 people were killed officials at the Ministry of Emergency Situations said. Another eleven people were injured. Road and railway accidents are common in Ukraine, where the roads are in poor condition, vehicles are poorly maintained, and drivers and passengers routinely disregard safety and traffic rules. (AP Photo)



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