12 children killed as school bus collides with train in Telangana

The incident took place when the bus belonging to Kakatiya School was crossing the railway track near the village

GN Bureau | July 24, 2014


 The crossing was unmanned.
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Twelve primary school children were killed when a school bus carrying 40 children collided with a moving train at Masaipet village in Medak district of Telangana, 62 kilometres from the state capital Hyderabad.

Minutes after the accident, villagers rushed to the spot to rescue the injured. 20 injured have been admitted to a nearby private hospital at Kompally.

The incident occurred when the bus belonging to Kakatiya School was crossing the railway track near the village. The district administration officials said the driver of the bus might have tried to cross the railway track despite warnings of a train arriving. The crossing was unmanned.

Expressing shock over the accident, Telangana chief minister M K Chandrasekhara Rao has ordered a probe into the incident. He has deputed irrigation minister Harish Rao to the accident spot to supervise rescue operations.

Incidentally, the union rail budget 2014 had focused on unmanned level crossings and railways minister DV Sadananda Gowda had said 5,400 unmanned crossings would be removed.

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