Train hits Romania wedding bus

Eight people killed as train slams into bus carrying guests home from a wedding.

    The train hit the bus side on, killing eight people and injuring 24 others.

    Driver alerted

    Eyewitnesses said that passengers alerted the bus driver, who later was among the dead, that there was a train on the track, but he appeared not to heed the warning.

    The bus was taking more than 30 people back to their homes from a wedding in a nearby village.

    Dan Fatuloiu, Romania's chief police officer, arrived at the scene of the accident later on Sunday.

    An investigation is under way.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.