In Kusinagar, Uttar Pradesh, 13 children have died and eight people are critically injured in a collision between a train and a school bus. It is being told that while crossing the unmanned railway crossing, the driver running the school bus could not hear the sound of the train and this was a fatal accident.
UP Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi, who arrived at the spot, has also said that the driver’s carelessness is serious that he had put earphones in the ear and questions were raised about his age. The Chief Minister Yogi said that strict action will be taken against the guilty.
According to some witnesses present at the scene, the driver of the van also ignored the warning of a train coming near the railway crossing, due to which the incident happened.
According to Kushinagar district collector Anil Kumar Singh, the incident happened at around 7:30 in the morning when the Devin Public School van was going to school with the children. This incident happened while crossing the railway line.
It is being told that there were about 25 children in the van. According to eyewitnesses, the accident was so horrific that the voices were heard far and wide and the van was hit.
The people present on the occasion informed the police and the administration. UP Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi condoled the accident and immediately left for the spot. The Chief Minister announced the compensation of two lakh rupees to the families of children killed in the accident.
There have been many accidents in Uttar Pradesh due to such negligence. In year 2016, a school filled with children near Bhadohi came under the wheels of the train, in which 10 children died.
A few days back, a school bus had crashed in Noorpur, Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, in which 27 people died.
Most of the dead were children. About 60 children were aboard the bus.
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