8 children killed as van hit by train at unmanned crossing in Uttar Pradesh
BHADOHI: In a tragic incident, eight children were killed and several others injured as their school minibus was hit by a train at an unmanned railway crossing in Auraiye area on Monday morning.
The mini bus of Tenderheart School carrying students up to 10 years of age was hit by Varanasi-Allahabad passenger train at gate number 26 between Katka and Madhosingh Railway stations, police said.
The injured have been referred to BHU hospital, police said, adding that the DM and the SP were on the spot to monitor rescue operation.
tragic incident..the van driver is the culprit..why they overrule safety measures !
So sad.precious lives gone.RIP
RIP! Sheer carelessness .. , there is no excuse for tragedy …
UP is in deep S***t. akhilesh yadav is just bz investing on what would fetch him votes in next elections …
very sad ..The negligence of the driver is the main reason for this accident….
in this country of advanced technologies, why there are unmanned level crossings still???
In india human lives have no value.
How the minibus driver was so careless ? On the contrary, he should have been extra careful while carrying school children !!!
where were the gates. how they are open, how come bus on the track? very socking and negligence on authority of railway.
Indian Railways!! we still have unmanned level crossings ? Could we not have some sort of automated flexible gates at unmanned level crossings.
It is high time to expedite the construction of the fly over on all railway crossing so that risk of losing life while crossing it is completely removed. There must be complete barricade on both sides of the tracks so that no person or vehicle can cross the tracks
railway need to close all unmanned railway crossings