This Article is From Oct 13, 2010

Ukraine: 40 killed, 10 injured in bus, train collision

Kiev, Ukraine: Officials say a crowded passenger bus smashed into a train in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, killing 40 people and leaving 10 in critical condition.

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.

Rescuers, medics and investigators are working at the scene of the crash.

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov ordered to pay the families of the dead 100,000 hryvna ($12,600 or euro9,100). He also instructed transport officials to install automated crossing gates at all the nation's railway crossings.