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Student killed after Texas school bus hit by train

ATHENS, Texas — An East Texas school district says one student has been killed and two other individuals were injured after a school bus was hit by a train.

The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports the collision took place around 4 p.m. Friday when the bus was in a train crossing in Athens, located about 70 miles southeast of Dallas.

In a statement, the Athens school district says an unidentified male middle school student was killed. An unidentified female elementary school student was injured and flown to a Dallas hospital. Her condition was not immediately known.

The school district says no other students were on the bus.

The bus driver was also injured and taken to a hospital.

A cause of the collision was not immediately known.

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