At least 15 children dead after bus crash in India

Police confirmed the news on Twitter

At least 15 children dead after bus crash in India

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A bus crash in India has killed at least 15 children and injured dozens more, police in India said.

The driver of the bus also died in the crash, the latest deadly incident in a country with one of the worst road safety records in the world.

Head of Uttar Pradesh Police - where the crash occured - confirmed the incident on Twitter.

 

Local media reports that the death toll could be as high as 25.

The bus was ferrying students to Aliganj's JS Public School in Etah. It is not yet clear what had caused the vehicles to crash, although collisions are a common occurrence on winter mornings, when northern India is frequently blanketed with thick fog.

Road incidents killed nearly 150,000 people in India last year, around 400 a day, according to the data from ministry of road transport and highways.