Pupils taken to hos­pi­tal af­ter school bus col­li­sion

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EIGHT school­child­ren were in­jured when a school bus col­lided with a van in Co Done­gal.

Gar­dai said the young­sters and the driv­ers of both ve­hi­cles were taken to Let­terkenny Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment to “mi­nor in­juries”.

The col­li­sion hap­pened at around 8am yes­ter­day on the R265 at Car­rick­more, Let­terkenny.

The Done­gal Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing Board (ETB) said the bus had been tak­ing stu­dents to Deele Col­lege in Raphoe and the Royal and Prior Com­pre­hen­sive when it was in­volved in the ac­ci­dent in the St John­ston area.

Six­teen stu­dents from Deele Col­lege were on the bus at the time. Those who were not taken to hos­pi­tal ei­ther trav­elled on to the col­lege or went home with their par­ents.

All in­jured stu­dents were later dis­charged from hos­pi­tal.

Dr Martin Gorm­ley, di­rec­tor of schools at the Done­gal ETB, said: “We are re­lieved to hear that there were no ma­jor in­juries to the stu­dents.”

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