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Safety call after girl injured falling out of school bus window

Calls have been made for improved safety after a girl was injured after she fell out of a school bus.

The BBC reports that the girl's mother has called for an increase in safety to ensure it doesn't happen again.

St Kevin's College, Lisnaskea pupil Aiobheann McBrien (16) fell out of a window while on the bus on a trip to the nearby Holy Cross Church.

The Fermanagh Herald reported that the rear window of the bus fell out and the student was thrown from the bus.

She was found lying on the grass verge by principal, Gary Kelly, who said she was "really quite badly cut up," he told the Sunday Life.

"It was horrific," he said.

Aiobheann was taken to hospital after the incident on September 11 and discharged on the same day.

The girl's mother Nuala told the BBC Aiobheann was resting up and home and recovering well.

She suffered cuts, bruising and a lot of pain and needed 17 stitches in her ear and staples in her head.

"She's been lucky," the woman said.

However, the family are now questioning how something like this could happen.

The bus was hired from the Education Authority, it has told the BBC it is investigating. It said the incident was unprecedented, and not related to an emergency exit on the bus

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