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Over 40 children die in Egypt as train collides with school bus

Forty-seven nursery school children were killed in the accident after a railway signal operator fell asleep, officials said

Over 40 children die in Egypt as train collides with school bus
Egyptians inspect the damage caused by train accident in the province of Assiut, south of Cairo on November 17, 2012. Forty-seven nursery school children were killed when a train smashed into their bus in central Egypt after a railway signal operator fell asleep, officials said, prompting protests and resignations. (AFP/Getty Images)
Over 40 children die in Egypt as train collides with school bus
Egyptians inspect the damage caused by train accident in the province of Assiut, south of Cairo on November 17, 2012. Forty-seven nursery school children were killed when a train smashed into their bus in central Egypt after a railway signal operator fell asleep, officials said, prompting protests and resignations. (AFP/Getty Images)
Over 40 children die in Egypt as train collides with school bus
Egyptians inspect the wreckage caused by a train accident in the province of Assiut, south of Cairo on November 17, 2012. Forty-seven nursery school children were killed when a train smashed into their bus in central Egypt after a railway signal operator fell asleep, officials said, prompting protests and resignations. (AFP/Getty Images)
Over 40 children die in Egypt as train collides with school bus
Egyptians inspect the damage caused by train accident in the province of Assiut, south of Cairo on November 17, 2012. Forty-seven nursery school children were killed when a train smashed into their bus in central Egypt after a railway signal operator fell asleep, officials said, prompting protests and resignations. (AFP/Getty Images)
Over 40 children die in Egypt as train collides with school bus
An Egyptian boy inspects the damage caused by train accident in the province of Assiut, south of Cairo on November 17, 2012. Forty-seven nursery school children were killed when a train smashed into their bus in central Egypt after a railway signal operator fell asleep, officials said, prompting protests and resignations. (AFP/Getty Images)
Over 40 children die in Egypt as train collides with school bus
Egyptians walk past the wreckage caused by a train accident in the province of Assiut, south of Cairo on November 17, 2012. Forty-seven nursery school children were killed when a train smashed into their bus in central Egypt after a railway signal operator fell asleep, officials said, prompting protests and resignations. (AFP/Getty Images)