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Car-bus collision kills 5, injures 39 in southern Russia

(Xinhua)

08:08, October 18, 2012

MOSCOW, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- At least five people died, 39 more were hurt in a major traffic accident in the southern Russian region of Stavropol, local emergency authorities said Wednesday.

A Lada car collided head-on with a Dagestan-registered Setra coach at 7:10 a.m. Moscow time (0310 GMT) on a highway 40 km off the regional capital, the Emergency Situations Ministry said on its website.

According to the police, there were 44 people in the long-haul bus, including four children aged from 3 to 12 and a driver. Thirty-nine of them are hospitalized. The car driver and four Setra passengers died on the spot.

The car went on the wrong side of the road which caused the crash, police said. The bus capsized after the collision.

Following the tragedy, Stavropol governor Valery Zerenkov asked the regional government to ban all passengers hauls by commercial carriers at night.

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