Bus-Train Collision In France Kills 4 Kids

Rescue operations underway at the accident - Sakshi Post

A regional train hit a school bus on a crossing in southern France on Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring seven other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. It was one of the worst rail accidents in France in years.

Photos from the scene tweeted by a local television station showed the train derailed and the bus shorn in half — with first responders gathered around.

It was not immediately clear why the accident happened. France's SNCF national rail authority said witnesses described the crossing gates as functioning properly. The school bus was carrying around 20 children aged between 11 and 15, the local authority said.


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