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Two sister killed when crossing in front of train on their way to father’s funeral

By Mason White 11:27 AM May 21, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A family suffered extremely tragic incidents when they lost three members in one day.

The incidents began when a man died of natural causes, and when his daughters were on the way to his funeral, their car collided with a train.

Natalia Lahova, 63, and her sister Lioudmila, 60, traveled to the funeral of their father Artem, when their car was hit by a freight train after they were “distracted by grief.”

The tragedy occurred near the Russian city of Kursk, as
Artem, 87, a veteran of the Second World War, was being buried with full military honors.

“We have CCTV footage of the scene and it appears that both women did not realize that a train was headed their way when they were crossing,” a police spokesperson said.

Emergency workers who arrived at the scene, said that the sisters were killed instantly.

The police spokesman also said that a full investigation will take place.