VIDEO: Train collides with bus in Argentina, killing at least eight, most children
At least 7 children and 1 adult were killed Thursday when a freight train crashed into their school bus. About 45 people were reported to be injured.
At least eight children have died after a cargo train in Argentina crashed into a bus filled with school-children.
The accident near the small town of Zanjitas involved a bus that was taking more than 40 children to a religious retreat.
"The truth is, the children were in a terrible state of shock. The first thing we tried to do was calm them down and transfer them to the hospital," Zanjitas mayor Jorge Antunez said.
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About 45 people were reported to be injured.
Train crashes are common in Argentina, though most happen near the nation's capital of Buenos Aires, which is a 10 hour drive to the east.