1. Tragedy

    50 Killed in Egypt Bus Crash

    RETRANSMISSION FOR ALTERNATE CROP -- An Egyptian looks through books and school bags that were strewn along the tracks at the scene where a speeding train crashed into a bus carrying children to their kindergarten, killing at least 47, officials said, near Assiut  in southern Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. The bus was carrying more than 50 children between 4 and 6 years old when it was hit by a train near al-Mandara village in Manfaloot district in the province of Assiut, a security official said, adding that it appears that the railroad crossing was not closed as the train sped toward it. (AP Photo/Mamdouh Thabet)

    Mamdouh Thabet / AP Photo

    In a city south of Cairo on Saturday, a train plowed into a school bus, killing 50 people—most of them children. The bus was crossing a railroad track when a train hit it at full speed, breaking it in half. The crossing was open and there was no indication of the oncoming train. The country's transport minister and the head of railway authorities have both resigned in the wake of the tragedy.

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