8 kids die as train, bus crash

2010-01-13 11:25

Pakistan - A passenger train hit a schoolbus at an ungated railroad crossing in Pakistan's east amid dense fog on Wednesday, killing at least eight children and the bus driver, police said.

Twelve children also were injured in the collision near the Punjab province town of Mian Channu, and some were in serious condition, police official Mohammed Farooq said. There were no known casualties on the passenger train.

Parts of Pakistan are currently under the grip of heavy fog which has caused several road accidents.

Low visibility also has forced authorities to occasionally suspend traffic on the country's main highway linking the capital, Islamabad, with the eastern city of Lahore and other towns.

The fog also has disrupted airline schedules.

Train accidents already are common in Pakistan because of its antiquated railway system. Railroad crossings often are poorly maintained, and are sometimes unmanned or lack gates in various parts of the country.

- AP
Read more on:    accidents
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Inside News24

 
/Sport
 

The Fast and Furious R40 million

With the Fast and the Furious 7 hitting South African cinema’s this April, all eyes are on the cars and we’re in for a treat!

 
 

Luxury living

This is the most expensive burger in the world!
Exclusive food items that WILL break the bank
Top 10 most expensive homes in the world
You can permanently live on a ship and sail the world!
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency to discriminate, criticise and over analyse things today which can leave everybody feeling a little bit unsure...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.