9 killed in train-minibus collision in Tajik capital

A mini-bus and a railroad locomotive collided Monday in the capital of Tajikistan, killing nine people, officials said. Several other passengers on the mini-bus were injured and taken to area hospitals, said Khabibullo Munavvarov, a spokesman for the country's automobile safety agency. It was not immediately known how many people in total were on the mini-bus, one of many that act as fixed-route taxis in Dushanbe. Munavvarov said a preliminary investigation indicated the mini-bus' driver was at fault.