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Freak accident kills 13, national mourning in Slovakia

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First published: February 22, 2009, 3:52 PM IST | Updated: February 22, 2009
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Freak accident kills 13, national mourning in Slovakia
Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic expressed sympathy for victims' kin.

New Delhi: In central Slovakia, a train collided with a bus on Saturday, killing at least 13 people and injuring 20.

The accident happened when a carriage-train derailed and collided with a bus that was carrying about 37 passengers.

While two passengers aboard the train sustained minor injuries, six of them were critically injured. The injured were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital.

Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic has expressed his sympathy for the relatives of the victims. The Slovak government has declared Sunday as a day of national mourning. The police are investigating the crash.

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