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Thirteen people died and two more were injured when two buses collided Friday on a highway northwest of Moscow , regional authorities said .
The accident happened when a mini- bus veered out of its lane into oncoming traffic and hit a bigger bus outside the city of Tver , a spokesman for the regional interior ministry, Vadim Levshin , told AFP .

All of the 13 dead were passengers of the smaller bus . Two other people were hospitalised , Levshin said .

Russia is notorious for deadly road accidents due to disregard for traffic rules, although the situation has somewhat improved over the past few years .

More than 19 , 000 people died in traffic accidents in Russia last year , according to official statistics .

( AFP )

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