Thirteen students killed as van collides with train at an unmanned crossing
Thirteen school students died when the van they were travelling in was hit by a train at an unmanned crossing in Uttar Pradesh’s Khushinagar district on Thursday morning, an official said. Eight children were injured and taken hospital, said the official, adding there were 22 children in the vehicle. The children, students of Divine Public School, were killed on the spot when Thawe-Kapatanganj passenger train (55075) crashed into the van at Behpurva, said Ved Prakash, spokesperson for Railways. The bus driver also was killed in the accident, a police officer said.