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A TEENAGE rugby team had a miraculous escape after their bus overturned on a rural country road.

The Under 14 team from Carrickfergus in Co Antrim was returning home from playing a game when their coach crashed near Pettigo in Co Donegal.

Twenty two people including coaches were on the bus.

Eleven teenagers were treated at Sligo Regional Hospital and Letterkenny General Hospital for their injuries.

None of the injuries are life-threatening.

The road between Laghey and Pettigo has been closed since the 3.30pm crash as gardai carry out an investigation.

The team had earlier played a match in Donegal Town and were returning home towards the Border when the crash happened.

The road is the main border road between south Donegal and Co Fermanagh, however it is a minor road with several bad bends.

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