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Four Teenagers Killed After School Bus Collides With Train

Four teenagers have died and seven others are seriously injured after a school bus collided with a train in Perpignan in south-western France.

Emergency services including 70 firefighters, 10 ambulances and four helicopters attended the scene, however, the four teenegers could not be saved.

Photos from the scene taken by a local television station show the train derailed and the bus torn in half.

The bus was carrying 19 people on board between the ages of 13 and 17.

Edouard Philippe, the Prime Minister of France has said that the crash was a "terrible accident".

"All my thoughts go to the victims of this terrible accident and their families," he said in a tweet.

A press conference was also set up at a local town hall with an official saying, "All emergency services have been mobilised and a crisis coordination unit setup."

The train is said to have been travelling at 80km per hour when the accident occurred and was carrying 25 passengers, three of which suffered minor injuries.

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