Train collided with shuttle bus in Ukraine, at least 12 killed

5 February 2014 09:23
(QHA) -

At least 12 people have been killed and 5 injured after a train collided with a shuttle bus in Sumy, Ukraine's northern region, the State Emergency Service has reported, according to Ukrinform.

"On February 4, Sumy-Hannivka-Virovska shuttle bus has collided with a train traveling from Kharkiv to Vorozhba near the village of Viry, Bilopillia district at the unsignaled railway crossing. According to preliminary reports, 12 people have been killed and 5 people with various injuries have been hospitalized," the statement reads.

Investigators said the shuttle bus ignored the traffic lights and beeps and moved to the railway crossing. The train ripped it across, pulling it for a long distance.

Police are working at the scene to determine the causes of the accident.