Monday 25 September 2017

Three killed after bus carrying children and adults crashes in Sweden

Rescue workers are seen at the site where a bus carrying school children and adults rolled over on a road close to the town of Sveg, in northern Sweden. (Reuters)
Rescue workers are seen at the site where a bus carrying school children and adults rolled over on a road close to the town of Sveg, in northern Sweden. (Reuters)
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Three people were killed when a bus carrying around 50 school children and a few adults rolled over on a road in northern Sweden on Sunday, news agency TT said.

Police said it was unclear what had caused the accident.

Around 28 people were injured, according to daily Expressen.

"We know they drove off the road. We don't know much more than that at this point," police spokeswoman Marie Andersson said.

Rescue services spokesman Peter Nystedt said the vehicle was involved in the accident on a motorway south of Sveg, a small town 260 miles north-west of the capital Stockholm.

The bus was en route to a ski resort on Sunday morning, according to local media.

Pictures showed the bus lying on its side in a ditch beside the road.

The cause of the accident was not known but the road was reportedly icy when the accident occurred at about 7am local time.

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