A minibus collided with a truck in central Russia early Tuesday, killing at least nine people and injuring another seven, an emergency official said.
The collision occured around 7:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) just east of the city of Kazan, about 700 kilometers (450 miles) east of Moscow, Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman Viktor Beltsov said.
He said the circumstances of the crash were not immediately clear, but that nine people died on the spot. Another seven were hospitalized.
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