Monday 23 April 2018

21 children injured after school bus crashes into house in Germany

Firefighters stand beside a school bus which crashed into a house wall in Eierbach near Mannheim, southern Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Several students have been injured. (Rene Priebe/dpa via AP)
Firefighters stand beside a school bus which crashed into a house wall in Eierbach near Mannheim, southern Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Several students have been injured. (Rene Priebe/dpa via AP)
Firefighters work beside a bus sitting in the facade of a building in Eberbach near Mannheim, southern Germany, Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018. Several students inside the school bus have been injured. (Rene Priebe/dpa via AP)
A bus sits in the facade of a building in Eberbach near Mannheim, southern Germany, Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018. Several students inside the school bus have been injured. (Rene Priebe/dpa via AP)

Police in southern Germany said 21 children were injured when a school bus crashed into a house.

Mannheim police spokesman Christoph Kunkel said on Tuesday that three helicopters helped take the pupils, including six with serious injuries, to hospital for treatment.

Firefighters work beside a bus sitting in the facade of a building in Eberbach near Mannheim, southern Germany, Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018. Several students inside the school bus have been injured. (Rene Priebe/dpa via AP)
Firefighters work beside a bus sitting in the facade of a building in Eberbach near Mannheim, southern Germany, Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018. Several students inside the school bus have been injured. (Rene Priebe/dpa via AP)

He said the accident happened in the town of Eberbach, about 30 miles (50km) east of Mannheim, just after 7am.

He said the cause of the crash was not immediately clear but that officers are interviewing the driver of the bus.

A bus sits in the facade of a building in Eberbach near Mannheim, southern Germany, Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018. Several students inside the school bus have been injured. (Rene Priebe/dpa via AP)
A bus sits in the facade of a building in Eberbach near Mannheim, southern Germany, Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018. Several students inside the school bus have been injured. (Rene Priebe/dpa via AP)

The bus was full at the time of the accident but police did not have information on how many children were on board.

Mr Kunkel said a wide area around the accident scene has been cordoned off while the incident is investigated.

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