Four children dead and several people injured as train collides with a school bus in France

5a32bf3c1f6e5At least four children have died and several others were seriously injured when their school coach was ‘cut in half’ after colliding with a train in the south of France today.

The horrific accident happened close to the town of Perpignan when the vehicle ‘was caught between barriers’ shortly after 4pm. A TER commuter train travelling at around 50mph ploughed into the bus, causing carnage among the party from a high school in nearby Millas.

A witness who was on the train, named as Barbara, said “it was a very violent crash – it seemed as if the train would derail”. Casualties are being rushed to hospital in Perpignan. Police and emergency medics are at the scene.

Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne called the crash a “terrible accident” and said on Twitter that she was going to the scene, about 850km (530 miles) south of Paris.



Posted on December 14, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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