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The Australian: Up to 60 dead in Sri Lankan train crash
"MORE than 50 people were feared dead after a passenger train crashed into a commuter bus in central Sri Lanka today, police said.
"The Colombo-Kandy inter-city express train collided with a commuter bus. We fear close to 60 have died," said a spokeswoman at the police emergency centre in Colombo.
BBC: Sri Lanka rail crash kills scores
The bus, which was crossing the tracks at a level crossing, caught fire upon impact
Rescue workers are still trying to reach the burned remains of passengers.
the driver of the bus is already being blamed for the incident.
According to local police reports he ignored signals warning that a train was approaching and tried to cross the track before the train passed.
BBC: Sri Lanka rail crash 'kills 35'
Efforts to pull survivors from the bus were hampered by a blaze which broke out on impact. Nobody aboard the train is believed to have been hurt.
The bus driver and conductor, who were both hurt, have been arrested.
After the first impact, the bus spun around and hit the train again
The bus was dragged about 500 metres down the track
According to Sri Lanka Railways, the bus was carrying 99 passengers.