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Freight train crashes into school bus, killing students (13) and injuring two others



A Union Pacific train crashed into a school bus in East Texas on Friday, killing one middle school student and injuring the bus driver and another student.

The accident happened around 16:00. When the bus from the local school district attempted to cross tracks in Athens, a city of 12,700 residents about 70 miles southeast of Dallas, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported UNINLURED: POLICE

He said a 13-year-old male student was killed and The 78-year-old bus driver was in a stable condition after being hospitalized for unspecified injuries. A 9-year-old girl attending Athens Elementary School in Athens was injured and flown to a hospital in Dallas, where she was in a critical but stable condition.

According to school district, no other students were in the bus. The names of the two students and the bus driver were not published immediately.

"My heart is broken for the families," said School Intendant Blake Stiles.

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. Fox's two students from the wreck had to be cut out, Fox 4. Dallas reported.

The cause of the collision was still determined by the authorities.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. [19659013]
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