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Five People On Moscow-Yerevan Bus Killed In North Ossetia Crash

Reports from Russia's North Caucasus region of North Ossetia say five Armenian citizens, including a woman, have been killed in a bus accident.

However, Armenia's government says only the bus driver and one passenger out of the five people killed in the October 14 accident were Armenians. It says the other three were Russian citizens.

At least nine other passengers aboard the bus were hospitalized with injuries.

The bus was traveling from Moscow to Yerevan with a total of 45 people aboard when it collided with a truck early on October 14.

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has ordered his government and Armenia's embassy in Russia to provide survivors of the crash with assistance.

Sarkisian also has expressed condolences to relatives of those killed.

Based on reporting by TASS and Interfax