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Ten Killed, 50 Injured in Yugoslav Train Crash

October 17, 1987

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) _ A freight train collided head-on with a passenger train in eastern Yugoslavia today, killing 10 people and injuring 50, the Tanjug news agency reported.

The accident occurred about an hour before dawn near the Serbian village of Rajac, 110 miles southeast of Belgrade, said Tanjug.

The collision took place between two railway stations, Rajac and Rogljevo, when the driver of the freight train apparently ignored a red-light signal and crashed into a slow-moving rail bus carrying about 100 passengers in its two cars.

About 30 passengers were seriously injured, mostly suffering spinal injuries, said the report. They were in the front car.

The driver of the rail bus, Goran Vukic, managed to jump out of the vehicle seconds before impact, said Tanjug. The driver of the freight train was arrested on suspicion of causing the accident, said the report.

It was believed all the accident victims were Yugoslavs.

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