School bus carrying 30 pupils overturns

School bus carrying 30 pupils overturns

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The bus tumbled down an embankment at Dowanfield Road

Two children have been taken to hospital after a bus carrying about 30 school pupils overturned in North Lanarkshire.

The incident happened outside Our Lady’s High School in Cumbernauld shortly before 09:00.

The single decker, which was coming from the Abronhill area, flipped onto its side at Dowanfield Road, next to the school.

Emergency services remain at the scene. The school said parents had been told.

Those involved in the crash have been taken to an assembly hall within the school for attention.

In a statement, North Lanarkshire Council said: “A single decker bus overturned just before 9am this morning close to Our Lady’s HS, Cumbernauld.

“The bus was coming from the Abronhill area (Moss Road), with around 50 pupils on board.

“At the moment there are no reports of serious injuries. However, two pupils have been taken to hospital as a precaution.”

Police Scotland said the crash happened at about 08:45 and involved one vehicle and 30 pupils, not 50 as initially reported.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said three fire engines had attended the incident and a small fire in the engine compartment of the bus had been extinguished.

Emergency crews remain at the scene and an investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.

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Emergency crews remain at the scene of the crash

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The bus was carrying about 30 pupils when it left the road

Source: BBC – UK News

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