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    Five people died and one was injured when a truck collided with a car in south Russia, the Emergencies Ministry reported Wednesday.

    MOSCOW, October 30 (RIA Novosti) – Five people died and one was injured when a truck collided with a car in south Russia, the Emergencies Ministry reported Wednesday.

    The ministry said the car accident occurred in the Kanevskoi District in the north of the Krasnodar Territory on the Krasnodar-Yeisk highway early Wednesday.

    No further details were immediately available.

    About 30,000 people die in traffic accidents in Russia annually. The accidents are attributed to a poor condition of roads and traffic violations, including drunk driving, running red lights and crossing into the oncoming lane.

    Russian authorities have recently adopted laws to considerably toughen punishment for the most serious traffic violations.

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