04 April 2006

Teen killed, 30 injured in Offaly crash


04/04/2006 - 11:04:24

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usGardaí have confirmed that a 15-year-old boy has died and 30 people have been injured in a school bus crash in Co Offaly.

Ten of the injured have been described as seriously ill and more than 20 others have been termed ‘"walking wounded", suffering from cuts and bruises.

The injured, who are aged between 15 and 17 years old, have been taken to hospitals in Tullamore and Mullingar in a fleet of 10 ambulances.

Clinics at Tullamore Regional Hospital have been suspended and counselling has been provided to students and parents, according to the Health Service Executive.

The accident occurred when the bus overturned on the bog road between Clara and Rahan road shortly before 9am.

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