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12 killed, 25 hurt in Slovakia bus-train collision

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  • All of those killed were aboard bus, which was taking people on skiing trip
  • Accident occurred in village of Polomka in central Slovakia
  • Prime minister travels to scene of accident
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(CNN) -- At least 12 people were killed and 25 were injured Saturday when a train collided with a bus in Slovakia, government officials said.

The accident happened at 9 a.m. in the village of Polomka, near the town of Brezno in central Slovakia.

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The dead were from the bus, which was taking 37 people from the town of Banovce nad Bebravou on a skiing trip. The injured were taken to a hospital.

Prime Minister Robert Fico traveled to the scene, and top government officials held an urgent meeting to discuss the accident.

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