11 school students killed as train hits school bus in UP’s Kushinagar

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11 school students killed as train hits school bus in UP's Kushinagar

Kushinagar: At least 11 school students were killed after the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a passenger train at an unmanned crossing in UP’s Kushinagar.

The incident took place on Thursday early morning in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar. All students are said to be from Divine Public School.

A total of 18 students were travelling in the vehicle. 11 died and seven other suffered critical injuries and were immediately shifted to the nearby hospital for further treatment.

Meanwhile, the state government announced the ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of the deceased.

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Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed the District Administration to provide all possible help and medical aid to the injured children.

In statement Uttar Pradesh government said, “The Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed deepest condolences on this very unfortunate incident and directed District Administration to provide all help and medical aid, declared ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs and also directed an inquiry into cause of accident.”

In the meantime, ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said that a total 18 school students were travelling in the vehicle out of which 11 have died.

“7 are critically injured, death toll may go up,” he added.

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