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Children injured as bus crashes into shop in Sheffield

A number of children have been injured after a school bus crashed into a barber's shop in Sheffield.

The collision happened on Handsworth Road at around 7:50am Credit: ITV News

About 25 children were on board the single-decker bus when the collision happened on Handsworth Road at around 7.50am on Wednesday.

Emergency services have said none of the children were seriously injured in the crash.

Fire engines from Parkway, Central and Dearne fire stations responded to the incident Credit: ITV News

Fire engines from Parkway, Central and Dearne fire stations responded to the incident at around 7.50am on Wednesday morning.

It is thought that around 25 children were on board the bus at the time of the collision.

A small number of children have suffered minor injuries but most are unharmed.

– South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman

Officers are currently on the scene in Handsworth Road, Sheffield, following reports that a school bus has collided with a shop.

There are no reports of serious injuries, however emergency services will remain at the scene to secure the building.

– South Yorkshire Police spokesman

Parents who believe their children were on board the bus have been asked to collect them, if required, from a fire service training centre on Beaver Hill Road.

We were very quickly made aware of the accident and sent out staff to the scene. 15 pupils from our school were on the bus but there were no major injuries - only minor injuries.

The girls were assessed at the scene and one was taken to hospital with some small cuts

– Amy Boucher, Sheffield Girls' School spokesperson

An independently operated school bus travelling from Worksop to Birkdale was involved in a road traffic accident on Handsworth Road near the junction with Richmond Road at around 7.50am this morning, Wednesday 29 January. 6 pupils from Birkdale were travelling on the bus. They have minor injuries but thankfully are not badly hurt.

All children are safe and are being looked after. Parents of children involved in the accident have been made aware.

Thank you to the emergency services for their efforts in looking after our pupils and those on the bus from Sheffield Girls’

– Peter Harris, Headmaster of Birkdale school