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Roof torn off double-decker school bus as children ‘seriously’ hurt in bridge crash

Written by on 10 September 2020

Three children have been seriously injured and more than a dozen more hurt after a double-decker school bus crashed into a bridge in Hampshire.

Police told Sky News they had been called to a “serious collision” on Well House Lane, Winchester, at 8.10am.

“A school bus collided with a railway bridge causing significant damage to the top of the bus,” Hampshire Police said.

“Three students with serious, but not life-threatening injuries, have been taken to hospital. A further 13 students with minor injuries have been dealt with at the scene.”

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School pupils after the bus crash in Winchester

One witness told Sky News the bus was full and that a number of pupils had been hurt.

“The roof was taken off by the tunnel and fell on the side of the bus,” they said.

All the students involved were from Henry Beaufort School and aged between 11 and 16.

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Well House Lane is closed from the junction with Andover Road North to School Lane as emergency services deal with this incident.

“We are working in cooperation with the school and Hampshire County Council children’s services to provide support to the students and their parents,” police said.