The school van was carrying 18 children, all students of Divine Public School. At least 11 children were killed on the spot after their school van collided with a passenger train.
One more child was later reported to be killed. The driver of the van involved in the accident also died, making the death toll 13. Seven students have been critically injured and the death toll may rise, said a local police official to ANI. Eighteen children were traveling in the school vehicle. The accident occurred at a rail crossing in Dudhi near Kushinagar town.