Police: 5 killed after French train crashes into school bus

Police in eastern France say at least five people have been killed after a train crashed into a bus carrying schoolchildren. The gendarme service in the Haute-Savoie region on the Swiss border says at least 12 people have also been injured in the crash near the town of Allinges. No details about the cause of the crash Monday were immediately available. It is not clear whether children were among the victims. French President Nicolas Sarkozy paid tribute to the victims during a speech on education in the presidential palace.