Children hurt in bus crash

A double decker school bus carrying 56 students has overturned into a field in Dorset.

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School bus crash - bus company statement

First Hampshire and Dorset say: "We can confirm that there has been an incident this morning involving one of our buses, travelling from Poole to Kingston Maurward College.

"There were a number of students on board the vehicle at the time, five of whom are thought to have sustained injuries.

"The driver of the bus has not been injured but he is being treated for shock. The emergency services attended the scene of the incident and those injured have been taken to hospital for treatment.

"The exact cause of the incident is not yet known but it will be thoroughly investigated.

"Our team are at the scene and they will work closely with the relevant authorities to determine exactly what has happened.

"Our thoughts, however, are currently with those who have sustained injuries as a result of this incident; we wish them all a full and speedy recovery."

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Bus crashes into field

A school bus carrying 56 children from Kingston Maurwood College has crashed on the A350 between Upton and Lychett.

Dorset police were called around 8:15am to reports that the double decker had crashed into a field.

The ambulance service treated three children and the bus driver for minor injuries.

A police spokesperson say that all the children were safely removed from the vehicle and taken to another location to await a replacement bus service.

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