Four children killed in Southern France after school bus and train collide
Dec 14 Paris: At least four children were killed in a collision between a shcool bus and a train in Southern France, the interior ministry said.
And another 19 people are reported to be injured, seven of them seriously, in the incident between Millas and Saint-Feliu-d'Amont."Emergency services have been mobilised and a crisis co-ordination unit set up," a local official told Reuters.
The crash happened on a section of line between Perpignan and Villefranche-de-Conflent, the local news website l'Independant reports. The crossing is not listed among dangerous, a representative of France's SNCF railway company told Le Figaro, adding that it is "well equipped." The train was traveling at 80km/h (50mph), "a normal speed at this location," the SNCF official said. The barriers were reportedly lowered at the time of the accident, according to several eyewitnesses' reports.
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