Three school students have serious, but not life-threatening injuries, after a school bus collided with a railway bridge in Winchester.
It happened on Well House Lane. The collision caused significant damage to the top of the bus.
The three students have been taken to hospital. A further 13 students with minor injuries have been dealt with at the scene. All the students involved are aged between 11 and 16.
A road closure is in place on Well House Lane from the junction with Andover Road North to School Lane to enable emergency services to deal with this incident.
A Network Rail spokesperson said: “We were called to Wellhouse Lane in Winchester this morning along with the police and fire service, after reports that a bus had struck a railway bridge."
Steve Brine MP, Con- Winchester and Chandler's Ford:
A spokesperson for Hampshire County Council said: “Earlier this morning, a Stagecoach double decker bus, contracted by the County Council for home to school transport, collided with a railway bridge in Wellhouse Lane, Kings Worthy. The bus was carrying students to Henry Beaufort School in Harestock. Families have been notified. We are unable to confirm any other details at the current time other than to state that, thankfully, there are no fatalities."
The bus has now since been recovered and removed from the scene.
Emergency services remain at the scene to clear up the area.