12 children killed as train crashes into school van in India

Twelve children were killed when a train crashed into a school van in northern India, AP reported, citing police. The van driver was also killed, according to top police officer O.P. Singh. An additional 12 children were injured and taken to a hospital in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh state. They were on their way to school when the incident occurred. Accidents are common on India's railroad network, where underfunding has led to dangerous intersections and unmanned crossings.