France: 4 Children Dead, Several Injured After School Bus Collides With Train World News
At least four children died and several injured after a school bus collided with a train in Millas in south France. The police and paramedics have rushed to the scene, according to a report. Rescue operations are underway. A BBC report said that the students, travelling on the bus, could be between the ages of 11 and 15. The victims have been taken to a hospital in Perpignan. The rail services have disrupted.
Pyrenees-Orientales authority said that the collision between a school bus and train occurred Thursday afternoon, close to the border with Spain.
The incident happened when the school bus got stuck “between barriers” and a TER commuter train, running at a speed of 60 miles per hour ploughed into the bus. 25 people, travelling on the train when the incident happened, are reportedly safe.
French Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne described the incident as “terrible” and said she would immediately travel to the scene. “All emergency services have been mobilised and a crisis coordination unit set up,” said an official at Millas.
“All my thoughts for the victims of this terrible accident involving a school bus, as well as their families. The state is fully mobilised to help them,” tweeted President Emmanuel Macron soon after the accident.
This is a developing story.