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Fourteen killed in traffic pile-up outside Moscow
Moscow, July 13, 2013
First Published: 16:49 IST(13/7/2013)
Last Updated: 19:50 IST(13/7/2013)

Eighteen people were killed on Saturday and 16 injured in a traffic accident outside Moscow involving a truck, a passenger bus and several other vehicles, officials said.

Police said that according to initial information, the accident took place when the truck which was carrying a cargo of gravel turned onto a main road and ploughed into the bus.

The interior ministry said that the 14 killed included a young child. The emergencies ministry had earlier given an initial death toll of 12.

The bus, which was taking passengers on a regular public transport route from Podolsk to Zhokhovo in the Moscow region, was broken up into two parts by the force of the collision, local media reported.

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