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Children struck by school bus in Welsh village

Children struck by school bus in Welsh village

Pupils and bus driver taken to hospital as a result of after-school collision in Llanfair Caereinion
Five children were injured when they were struck by a school bus while waiting to go home after classes in a Welsh village.

The incident happened at about 3.25pm outside the high school in Llanfair Caereinion, Powys. The children are believed to be aged between 11 and 16.

The Wales air ambulance was called to airlift children to hospital. No details were revealed of their condition. The bus driver was also taken to hospital.

Police are investigating. A spokesperson said: “A school bus and a number of young pedestrians were involved in the collision. The male driver of the bus and five children have been taken to hospital. There were no passengers on the bus. The road is closed with diversions in place. Please avoid the area if possible.”

One local person said: “We’ve heard the driver must have blacked out at the wheel or collapsed and hit the children who were waiting to go home. This is such a quiet place and this is quite shocking.”
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