8 children killed as van hit by train at unmanned crossing

, 2:21 PM IST

Bhadohi : Seven children dead after their van collides with a train at an unmanned level crossing in Bhadohi . Courtesy: ANI
In a tragic incident, eight children were killed and several others injured as their school minibus was hit by a train at an unmanned railway crossing in Auraiye area here this morning.

The mini bus of Tenderheart School carrying students up to 10 years of age was hit by Varanasi-Allahabad passenger train at gate number 26 between Katka and Madhosingh Railway stations, police said.

The injured have been referred to BHU hospital, police said, adding that the DM and the SP were on the spot to monitor rescue operation.