2 killed as diesel locomotive and car collide in Karaganda region

car-locomotive crash kills 2
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Two people died, another four were hospitalized after a diesel locomotive hit a car in Karaganda region, Kazinform News Agency reports.

The accident occurred in the morning of January 21.

According to the local police department, 31-year-old driver of Lada Priora was driving along the Saran highway, towards Toyota Center. He bypassed a closed barrier at the controlled railroad-crossing and drove onto the crossing railway track on which a diesel locomotive was moving. As a result of the crash, two passengers of the car died at the scene. The driver and another three passengers were taken to a hospital.

A pre-trial investigation has been launched.

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