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Train-bus crash kills 14 children in India

BBC Online

At least 14 children were killed along with their driver when a school bus was hit by a train in the Indian state of Telangana, police say.

The passenger train rammed into the school bus, dragging it several hundred metres down the track, reports said.

No one on the train was hurt. Some 32 students were reportedly travelling on the bus.

The accident happened at an unmanned level crossing near Masaipet village in Medak district.

India's railway network operates 9,000 passenger trains and carries some 23 million passengers every day.

There have been numerous train accidents in recent years, killing hundreds of people.

Last month, several coaches of a passenger train derailed in Bihar state, killing at least four people and injuring 10 others.

And in May at least 20 people were killed when a passenger train derailed and hit a stationary goods train in Uttar Pradesh state.

Published: 12:04 pm Thursday, July 24, 2014

Last modified: 10:15 pm Thursday, July 24, 2014

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