Belfast Telegraph

Pupils taken to hospital after school bus collision

By Staff Reporter

Eight schoolchildren were injured when a school bus collided with a van in Co Donegal.

Gardai said the youngsters and the drivers of both vehicles were taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment to "minor injuries".

The collision happened at around 8am yesterday on the R265 at Carrickmore, Letterkenny.

The Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB) said the bus had been taking students to Deele College in Raphoe and the Royal and Prior Comprehensive when it was involved in the accident in the St Johnston area.

Sixteen students from Deele College were on the bus at the time. Those who were not taken to hospital either travelled on to the college or went home with their parents.

All injured students were later discharged from hospital.

Dr Martin Gormley, director of schools at the Donegal ETB, said: "We are relieved to hear that there were no major injuries to the students."

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