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Feb 22, 2009 at 03:52pm IST

Bus-train collision kills 13 in Slovakia

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.

DERAILED DISASTER: The train jumped off the tracks and hit the bus carrying passengers.

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.