13 kids killed in UP accident, CM visits spot

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Thirteen children were killed and six critically injured when a train rammed into a school van at an unmanned crossing on Thursday. visited the in 

He also enquired about the treatment being given to the injured at a hospital.

Adityanath later told the media that prima facie the accident appeared to be the fault of the van driver, who apparently was listening to music on his earphones.

“I spoke to the (Piyush Goyal) and have requested him to find a way out to ensure that such unmanned railway crossings be manned,” he said.

He also said that there were questions about the age of the and that a probe has been initiated into the tragedy.

has been asked to probe the incident.

An said that the ordered that school vehicles across the state be checked on whether they were following the guidelines prescribed for such vehicles.

Adityanath announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2-lakh each for the bereaved families of the victims.

Thirteen students of the Divine Public school in were killed on Thursday when the van they were in was hit by the Siwan-Gorakhpur passenger train at the Dudhi Behpurva crossing, 100 km from Gorakhpur.(Agencies)

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