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Train hits bus carrying wedding party in northern India

The AP reports:

LUCKNOW, IndiaA train hit a bus at a railway crossing in northern India early Thursday, killing at least 35 people returning from a wedding party, an official said.

At least 39 others were injured when the train dragged the mangled bus more than 1,600 feet (500 meters) before coming to a halt, local administrator Selva Kumar said.

The bus, filled with about 80 people, had stopped at the unmanned crossing after its axle broke and then was hit by the speeding train, she said. Continue reading.