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Two dead in truck-train collision in Estonia

TALLINN, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Two Estonians are reported dead after a passenger train heading from the capital city of Estonia to Tartu collided with a truck at a crossing on Wednesday afternoon in Harju County, the north of the country, the Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) reported.

One of the fatalities was a passenger on the train operated by the Estonian national railway corporation - Elron - when it bound for the second largest city Tartu, and the other was in the truck.

About 10 were injured among the estimated 100 passengers riding on the train when the accident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. (1220 GMT) near Raasiku, the northeast of Estonia, the ERR reported, quoting the Estonian police and rescue officials as saying.

A criminal investigation was opened and underway, the ERR said.

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