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Ten killed and 32 injured in Californian school bus inferno

Published 11/04/2014 | 12:37

Massive flames are seen devouring both vehicles just after the crash, and clouds of smoke billowed into the sky  Thursday April 10, 2014 until firefighters had quenched the fire, leaving behind scorched black hulks of metal. The FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median in Northern California and slammed into the bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college. At least nine were killed in the fiery crash, authorities said. (AP Photo/Jeremy Lockett)
Massive flames are seen devouring both vehicles just after the crash
California Highway Patrol officer Tracy Hoover surveys the wreckage
Rescuers tend to walking wounded after the fiery crash
Rescue workers, police and firefighters work the scene

Ten people have been killed in a fiery crash involving a school bus in northern California.

Five teenagers and three adult chaperones were killed along with the drivers of a delivery truck and a charter bus carrying the high school students on a college visit, the California Highway Patrol said.

Officers said the bus and truck were on opposite sides of Interstate 5 near Orland, north of Sacramento, when the truck crossed a grass central reservation and slammed into the bus, causing an explosion and fire.

Investigators say the truck driver might have been trying to avoid a car that was also involved in the crash.

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