UP: At least 13 students dead in train-bus collision in Kushinagar, CM Yogi Adityanath orders probehttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/uttar-pradesh-kushinagar-students-die-in-train-vehicle-collision-5152144/

UP: At least 13 students dead in train-bus collision in Kushinagar, CM Yogi Adityanath orders probe

Uttar Pradesh : Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed deepest condolences on the unfortunate incident and directed the district administration to provide all help and medical aid to the injured.

UP: At least 13 students dead in train-bus collision in Kushinagar, CM Yogi Adityanath orders probe
At least 13 school students died in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar.

At least 13 students of Divine Public School died on Thursday after the bus they were travelling in collided with a train at an unmanned crossing in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar district which is around 50 kilometers from Gorakhpur. The total number of people travelling in the van was around 25.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed deepest condolences on the unfortunate incident and directed the district administration to provide all help and medical aid to the injured. The chief minister is rushing to the spot to take stock of the situation. Click here to read this in Bengali

“In the unfortunate train accident of school children in Kushinagar where students of Divine Public School have died, the CM has expressed his deepest condolences on this very unfortunate incident and directed the district administration to provide all possible help and medical aid and declared ex-gratia of Rs 2 Lakhs and also directed the Commissioner Gorakhpur to conduct an inquiry immediately on the cause of this accident,” an official from the UP government said.

“The children, students of Divine Public School, were killed on the spot when Thawe-Kapatanganj passenger train (55075) crashed into the van at an unmanned crossing gate at Behpurva,” PTI quoted Ved Prakash, spokesperson for Railways as saying. He also said that there were at least 25 people, including children in the van, most of whom were children below the age of 10 years.

“It was unmanned level crossing gate at Behpurva, with Gate Mitra deployed there. He tried to stop but unfortunate incident happened at unmanned gate 45 near Dudhi station in Banaras division,” an spokesperson said in New Delhi. He also said that an accident relief medical train from Gorakhpur has been dispatched to the site.

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