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KHP: 17 children taken to hospital after bus crash near Emporia

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Posted at 12:11 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 15:28:19-05

EMPORIA, Kan. — The Kansas Highway Patrol says several children suffered minor injuries when a school bus rolled onto its side near Emporia.

Patrol Lt. Dave Hundley say 36 students, two teachers, a chaperone and the driver were on the bus when it went into a ditch off a slushy Kansas Turnpike Wednesday morning about 14 miles south of Emporia.

Seventeen children were taken to a hospital in Newton for treatment.

The bus was carrying students from Park Elementary School in Wichita. The Emporia Gazette reports the students were on their way to a Topeka for a field trip.

No further information was immediately available.