Students hurt as Missouri bus rolls into ditch

04/01/2014 5:52 PM

04/01/2014 5:56 PM

Authorities in northeast Missouri say a school bus accident has injured nearly two dozen students.

The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday north of the Lewis County town of Ewing.

Lt. Brian Anderson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the bus rolled over into a ditch. Anderson said 18 students suffered minor injuries and five were more seriously hurt.

“We’re praying that everybody is going to be OK, but we do have some serious injuries,” he said.

The condition of the driver wasn’t immediately known. No other vehicles were involved.

Ewing is about 125 miles northwest of St. Louis. The five children with more severe injuries were taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

The Associated Press

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