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At least 20 people die after train collides with bus in Thailand
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A train has collided with a tour bus in Thailand killing at least 20 people and injuring 30 others, officials have said.

The bus, with 65 passengers on board, was crossing a railway track at around 8am local time in Chacheongsao, 50 miles (80km) east of Bangkok, when the train hit it.

It was travelling from Samut Prakan province to a Buddhist temple in Chachoengsao.

Image: The bus was crossing a railway track when the train smashed into it in Thailand

District chief officer Prathueng Yookassem told Thailand's PBS TV: "It was raining, perhaps, the driver did not see the train."

Images and footage from the scene showed both vehicles had overturned on to their sides and were badly damaged.

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Metal debris and people's belongings could be seen strewn across the railway tracks.

Rescue workers could be seen helping the injured to safety. They were taken to two hospitals for treatment.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

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