Footage from state TV showed the train surrounded by debris following the crash
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Egypt bus crash kills 50 children

17 November 2012 Last updated at 15:55 GMT

A bus driver and 50 young children have been killed in a collision between a school bus and a train in central Egypt, according to local officials.

The bus was carrying about 60 children from a nursery school when it was hit by a train near Manfalut, 350km (230 miles) south of Cairo.

The Egyptian transport minister has resigned, state media reported.

Reports from witnesses say the barriers of the crossing were opened when the bus approached.

Jon Leyne has more details.