In his message to state Governor E S L Narasimhan, the President said he was "extremely saddened to learn about the accident" that led to loss of lives.

"I understand relief operations are underway. I am sure that the State Government and other agencies are taking necessary steps to provide urgent medical assistance to the injured and all possible aid to the bereaved families," President said.

As many as 13 people, including 12 school children, were killed and 15 other students seriously injured when a train rammed into their bus at an unmanned railway crossing in Masayipet village of Telangana's Medak district this morning.

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