A bus carrying 76 students was rammed by a passenger train at a level crossing a Suchol-Ri in South Korea on Wednesday (october 14).
A bus carrying 76 students was rammed by a passenger train at a level crossing a Suchol-Ri in South Korea on Wednesday (october 14). Forty five teenage boys and a driver were killed. The 31 other students were seriously injured.
The boys, third year students at a Seoul school, were returning home after a day-long excursion to the Hyonchungsa Shrine of Admiral Sun Shin Yi who defeated an invading Japanese naval fleet about 370 years ago.
The south-bound train from Seoul rammed the bus as it was half way across a level crossing at Suchol-Ri about 50-miles (80 Kilometres) south of Seoul. The bus was pushed from about 100 yards (metres) along the line.
The bus burst into flames and burned for nearly 50 minutes before police and railway workers could extinguish the flames and recover the bodies.
The locomotive and three passenger coaches were derailed, but no casualties were reported among the train passengers.