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Punjab: School van hit by train, 5 students killed

Last Updated: Monday, July 30, 2012 - 11:23

Zeenews Bureau

Amritsar: In a tragic accident, five students were killed when a speeding mini local train rammed into their school bus at an unmanned railway crossing at Kot Mehtab Singh village near here on Monday.

The mini local train was moving from Beas Railway Station to Goindwal when it rammed into the school bus near Baba Bakala at Kot Mehtab Singh village, about 35 kms from here.

A rail bus is a single coach train shaped like a bus.

The injured passengers were shifted to a hospital being run by Radha Soami Sect at Beas.

The students were studying in the Sant Baba Majha Singh Karmjot Model School at Baba Bakala town and were in the age group of 12 to 14 years. More than 20 students were travelling in the bus.

The DSP said the rail bus was moving at a high speed which was against the norms

With PTI inputs

First Published: Monday, July 30, 2012 - 08:54

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