43 Killed In Bus, Train Collision In Ukraine

DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine -- A collision between a bus and a train in the Ukraine on Tuesday left 43 people dead, officials said.

The remains of a bus next to a railway train after a collision near Marhanets, Ukraine.

The crash took place when a commuter bus and a railway locomotive collided in Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk region, according to Ukraine's Emergency Situations Ministry.

The collision occurred at an unguarded train crossing near the village of Maksimovka on the stretch between the cities of Nikopol and Marhanets, the ministry said.

According to preliminary information, the bus was carrying about 50 people as it was driving over the crossing.

Several others were also wounded in the crash.

Railway officials told Ukrainian news agencies that the crossing was closed for cars, and the warning lights were on

A preliminary investigation showed that the bus driver ignored the warning light signals and violated safety rules by crossing the passage at a time when the train was approaching it, the officials told local agencies.

Source: CNN