4 children suffered serious injuries and they were rushed to hospital. The driver of the school bus too died in the accident.

The accident occurred at Masayipet in Veldurthi mandal of Medak district, when the bus of a private school was taking the students to the school located at Toopran.

As the bus was crossing the unmanned gate, Nanded-Secunderabad passenger train hit the vehicle. Driver of the bus was also killed. The toll could rise as many of the injured are in a critical condition.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao expressed shock over the accident. He directed officials to provide immediate and best treatment to the injured.

Senior officials of South Central Railway have rushed to the scene. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu also expressed grief over the tragic accident and asked Telugu Desam Party (TDP) cadre in Telangana to participate in relief work.

"25 students and the bus driver were killed, while 4 children were grievously injured in the accident at the unmanned railway crossing," DIG N Suryanaarayana said.

Telangana accident unfortunate: DV Sadananda Gowda

Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Thursday termed as unfortunate the death of people in Telangana when a train rammed into a school bus at an unmanned railway crossing.

It is ‘quite an unfortunate incident,’ Gowda said in the Lok Sabha.

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