Train, mini-bus, collide in Ukraine, 12 dead - president's website

KIEV Tue Feb 4, 2014 10:11am EST

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KIEV Feb 4 (Reuters) - Twelve people were killed and five others injured on Tuesday when a train and minibus collided at a railway crossing point in Ukraine's north-eastern Sumy region, the president's office said.

"According to our information ... on the railway crossing near the villages of Bilany and Vyry there was a collision between a local train and a minibus.

"As a result, 12 people were killed and five taken to hospital," a statement on the presidential website said.

(Reporting By Jack Stubbs; Editing by Richard Balmforth)