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Villagers Demand Barriers Following Railway Deaths

Kidričevo, 2 February - Residents of a village in northeastern Slovenia blew their top after two persons got killed at the same level crossing in a week. Some 200 locals gathered at the crossing in Cirkovci on Friday, urging state authorities to do something to ensure better safety.

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The Cirkovce level crossing, which has claimed a total of eight lives since 2001.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

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The Cirkovce level crossing, which has claimed a total of eight lives since 2001.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

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Villagers demanding that the state fits out level crossings in the municipality with barriers. The Cirkovce level crossing has claimed a total of eight lives since 2001.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

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Villagers demanding that the state fits out level crossings in the municipality with barriers. The Cirkovce level crossing has claimed a total of eight lives since 2001.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

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Damjan Medved of the municipal initiative that wants the state to fit out level crossings in the municipality with barriers. The Cirkovce level crossing has claimed a total of eight lives since 2001.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

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Villagers demanding that the state fits out level crossings in the municipality with barriers. The Cirkovce level crossing has claimed a total of eight lives since 2001.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

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