More than 25 kids were killed along with their driver when a school bus was off by a train in the Indian state of Telangana, police alleged. The passenger train rammed into the school bus, dropping behind it several hundred meters down the track, reports stated.
Extra students who were going on the bus were wounded but no one get hurt. The accident occurred at an unmanned level crossing near Masaipet village in Medak district. There are about 15,000 unmanned crossings on Indian railways and correspondents say hundreds of people are killed on these crossings every year.
Later on Thursday’s crash, local villagers rushed to help rescue some of the kids who were entrapped in the vehicle before the emergency services arrived at the vista.
In India’s safety standards massive state-run railway network, which operates 9,000 passenger trains and transports approximately 23 million passengers every day, has been an ongoing concern especially after a lot of recent accidents.