Footage from state TV showed the train surrounded by debris following the crash
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Egypt bus and train crash kills 50 young children

17 November 2012 Last updated at 17:54 GMT

Fifty young children and the driver of the school bus they were on were killed when their vehicle was hit by a train in central Egypt on Saturday, according to officials.

The transport minister resigned in the wake of the crash near Manfalut, 350km (230 miles) south of Cairo.

Jon Leyne reports.