A train and a school bus have collided near Perpignan in southern France, killing at least four children, the interior ministry says. Another 24 people were reported to be seriously injured, in the accident on a railway crossing between Millas and Saint-Fliu-d'Amont. The students on the bus are reported to be between the ages of 13 and 17. Pictures from the scene showed the school bus sheared in two by the force of the crash. Around 70 emergency workers and four helicopters were deployed as part of the rescue effort.
At least four children died and at least 18 people were hurt in the collision in southern France.