Nine dead after Polish train hits bus

Mon, Jul 30, 2012, 01:00

Nine people were killed and two injured when a train hit a minibus on a level crossing in central Poland today, emergency services said, in the second major rail accident this year.

Most of the casualties were probably citizens of neighbouring Ukraine but their identities were still being checked, said the governor of the Lodz region, where the crash took place.

"I have already alerted the Ukrainian embassy, its consul or a deputy consul will probably come to the accident location," governor Joanna Chelminska told broadcaster TVN 24.

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