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India train crashes in school transport in Kushinagar killing children



LUCKNOW, India – A train crashed Thursday in a school truck on an unthrottled railroad crossing in northern India, killing 12 children, the police said. The transporter driver, who had ignored the signal of a guard, was also killed. Another twelve children were injured in the crash and taken to a hospital in Kushinagar, a city 125 kilometers southeast of Lucknow, the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Five of them were in critical condition, chief police officer OP Singh said.

The children, all between 5 and 1

4 years old, were on their way to school after the van picked them up from several villages.

A lane keeper at the unmarked intersection signaled that the van should stop, but the driver ignored the signal and crashed into the train, railway official Sanjay Yadav said.

  People gather around a school bus after colliding with a train in Uttar Pradesh

People gather around a school bus after colliding with a train on April 26, 2018 in Uttar Pradesh, India

Shocked parents and relatives of the children hurried to the scene of the accident and to the hospital.

Disasters are one of the largest in the world in the Indian railway network with 23 million people driving daily with about 11,000 passenger trains

intersections that have no gates to block traffic or are not guarded around the clock are common in rural India, and financing often complicates efforts to improve security.

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