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Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoles loss of lives in train-bus collision in Telangana

Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 3:41pm IST | Agency: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed his deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the train-bus collision in Medak district of Telangana this morning. He prayed for the speedy recovery of those injured in the accident, a PMO statement said.

Thirteen people, including 12 school children, were killed and 15 other children seriously injured when a train rammed into their bus at an unmanned railway crossing in Masayipet village of Telangana's Medak district.

Twelve people, including 11 children, are feared dead and 16 injured after a school bus collided with a train in Medak district of Telangana on Thursday morning. According to reports, the bus belonged to Kakatiya school, and the accident took place at an unmanned level crossing when the bus was crossing the tracks at Masaipet village in Medak. A senior police officer told AFP, "11 students and the bus driver were killed", while a railway official said he feared as many as 25 children were dead after the collision. Reports say there were 40 children on board the bus. "12 feared dead including 11 children, while 16 grievously injured," said DIG N Suryanarayana. Read more 

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The Additional Director General (ADG) PR, Railways, Anil Saxena, said Thursday that prima facie evidence points the blame at the school bus driver for the collision between the Nanded- Hyderabad Express and a school bus at an unmanned crossing in Medak today. Saxena told ANI, "A school bus without observing mandatory precautions tried to cross the track when the train was on the track. It is an unfortunate, tragic accident. Prima facie it appears that the driver did not take enough precautions on such unmanned precautions. The driver or his attendant should have got down and seen if the track is clear." He also added that the focus was to provide best possible care to the injured and that they were collaborating with the district administration to do so. Read more


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