Bus-train collision kills 13 children in India

Kushinagar accident

An accident relief medical train from Gorakhpur was dispatched to the site.

Members of the Bar Council, Kushinagar, also complained about the "irresponsible attitude" of the district hospital staff.

"Today an unfortunate incident has taken place". With the earphones on, he could not even hear the train's whistle. Gate 45 near Dudhi station falls in Railway's Varanasi division. "Note, what I am saying", Yogi Adityanath said to protesters.

The chief minister additionally ordered an inquiry against the Seth Bansidhar School, which would allegedly issue transfer certificates to students enrolled at the school.

Adityanath told the crowd that he had spoken to the Railways minister Piyush Goyal about making unmanned railway crossings safe. "Thoughts and prayers with the bereaved families and with those injured". "Ministry of Railways will provide an ex gratia amount of Rs. 2 lakh for kin of the deceased, Rs. 1 lakh for those with serious injuries and Rs. 50,000 for those with simple injuries", the railway minister said in the statement.

An official said a "Gate Mitra" - a person who alerts commuters about approaching trains at unmanned crossings - did try to stop the van.

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Lohani said there are now 3,479 unmanned level crossings on broad gauge of Indian Railways. "We'll do everything to close all the remaining unmanned level crossings in the country". "Most of the victims died on the spot", Tiwari, said by phone.

The children, all between 5 and 14 years of age, were on their way to school after the van had picked them up from several villages, he said.

The Chief Minister tried to pacify them using a megaphone.

The honorable Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also writes on their official page of the micro-blogging site in order to express their condolences over the deaths.

"I spoke to the Railways minister on ways to man the unmanned railway crossing".

Earlier this month, 23 children and four adults were killed when a driver lost control of a school bus, which plunged into a 100-meter deep gorge north of Delhi.

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