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Up to 40 Children Killed in Train Bus Accident

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Shanghai

Conductor
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I heard on BBC World Service Radio that up to 40 school children

were killed when a school bus was struck by a train south of

Cairo, Egypt this morning. It was reported that the track gates

were open when the the accident occurred.
 

Jean

Train Attendant
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Mar 3, 2009
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Location
Blue Mts, Australia
This has been extensively reported here. The children were on a school excursion and yes, there were some survivors. The bus driver died. The crossing was manned by a person who fell asleep. Apparently there was no automatic gate technology, it all relied on a person actually opening and shutting gates by hand as required and it just didn't happen. I heard in news reports that the bus was pushed about a kilometre before the train could stop. Terrible.
 
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