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Austria: 5 killed as train hits car at railroad crossing


Berlin: Police in Austria say five people were killed when their car was hit by a train at a railroad crossing.

The crash happened late yesterday in Gaisberg, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) west of Vienna.

Police said in a statement today that the 26-year-old driver failed to stop at an unsecured railroad crossing despite an approaching train.

The car driver, a 32-year-old woman and three children were killed. Three other children were seriously injured and taken to hospitals.

No injuries were reported on the train.

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