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Horror crash leaves 40 dead in Ukraine

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Horror crash leaves 40 dead in Ukraine

Horror crash leaves 40 dead in Ukraine
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A bus packed with rush-hour commuters has crashed into a train in Ukraine, killing 40 and injuring 10.

Police say the bus driver jumped a red light as it approached a level crossing.

Witnesses say the vehicle’s engine stalled as the driver tried to change gear.

The train then dragged the bus along the track for some 30 metres before coming to a halt.

Authorities warn that some of the injured are in a critical condition and the number of victims is expected to rise.

The accident happened near the town of Marganets, around 100 kilometres from the main regional city of Dnipropetrovsk.