Fire crews working to rescue Abercarn schoolbus

The schoolbus left the road this morning and was left balancing on a verge Credit: ITV News Wales / Carl Edwards

Firefighters are working to retrieve an Abercarn schoolbus after it left the road in icy conditions and ended up balancing on a verge.

South Wales Fire & Rescue crews were called to the village of Llanfach at 9am after the bus skidded off course.

Sixteen children aged 8-12 scrambled to safety, along with three adults, and were given a precautionary check-up at a nearby GP surgery. All were from Abercarn Primary School.

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Abercarn schoolbus rescue

Firefighters are working to retrieve an Abercarn schoolbus after it left the road in icy conditions and ended up balancing on a verge. Bus company Stagecoach says it will work with police to establish what happened.