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13 dead in Ukrainian train-bus crash

February 4, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — At least 13 people are reported dead after a train hit a minibus in eastern Ukraine.

News reports say the crash occurred Tuesday near the town of Belaniy, 270 kilometers (170 miles) east of Kiev.

The Interfax news agency cited a statement from the regional prosecutors’ office as saying the driver of the small bus apparently ignored a lighted signal at the railroad crossing. Interfax said five injured bus passengers were hospitalized.

The bus driver reportedly was unhurt.

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