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
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.
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