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20 students killed as train hits bus in Telangana

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Hyderabad, July 24 :

At least 20 students were killed and 10 injured when a school bus carrying them collided with a train at a railway crossing in Medak district of Telangana Thursday, police said.

The accident occurred at Masyapet in Veldurti mandal of Medak district, about 70 km from here, when the bus of a private school was taking the students to the school located at Toopran.

As the bus was crossing the unmanned gate, Nanded-Secunderabad passenger train hit the vehicle.

The toll could rise as many of the injured are in a critical condition.

(IANS)