10 killed after train collides with bus in China

Beijing:  At least ten people were killed and eleven others injured today after a passenger bus and a cargo train collided in northeast China Province.

The collision took place this morning at a railway crossing in Heihe City of Heilongjiang province, state-run
Xinhua news agency reported.

The accident happened when a supervisor in charge of the railway crossing failed to reach the area in time to warn vehicles of the approaching train at a railway crossing in Heihe City, a senior railway official in Heihe told Xinhua.

All the victims were passengers on the bus, which belonged to a local public transport company while the train, operated by a local railway company in Heihe, has left the scene. The railway line resumed operation, the report said.

Story First Published: January 28, 2013 14:35 IST

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