According to a report by Express UK, at least 13 school children have been killed after a bus collided with a train at a crossing in Kushinagar, India.
As well as the 13 children, the bus driver was also killed – bringing the death toll up to 14. Dead bodies were sprawled over the place after the incident.
The children were students of Divine Public School.
According to reports, all the children killed were below the age of 10.
It is believed they were killed on the spot.
Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh said: “I am saddened by the Kushinagar tragedy that killed so many children.”
Many students were injured in the accident.
Between 20 to 30 children were travelling in the school vehicle.
The accident happened at a rail crossing in Dudhi near Kushinagar town.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his deepest condolences.
He directed the district administration to provide all help and medical aid to the injured.
In a statement on Twitter, he said: “In the unfortunate train crash in Kushinagar district, grieving school children died.
“Pray to strengthen the peace and the kin of the deceased soul from God.
“Instructed to arrange the proper treatment of those affected by accident and help every possible.”
This is the second accident to claim the lives of school children this month.
On April 10, 27 children also below the age of 10 died when their bus fell into a 100-feet deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra.
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