At least 15 schoolchildren were killed and over 40 injured after a bus collided with a truck in Etah district of Northern Uttar Pradesh province.

A speeding truck hit the school bus, which was reportedly carrying around 50 children. Local media cited fog as the main cause behind the mishap.

A huge crowd gathered around the spot as workers tried to rescue trapped children.

Police confirmed 15 deaths and said the toll was likely to rise.