School bus overturns in Croatia, 25 children injured

14:16, June 09, 2010      

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A school bus with 44 third-grade pupils as well as four teachers and a tour guide overturned on Tuesday near the town of Veljun in central Croatia, resulting in 25 injured children, some seriously, reported the Croatian news agency Hina.

The school children from the elementary school in Prigorje Brdovecko, a town just north of the capital Zagreb, were returning from an excursion to the Plitvica National Park. There were no reported fatalities.

According to Croatian media, the bus hit a stone road marker, and crossed both lanes of traffic before turning over and collapsing its roof.

Earlier on Tuesday, a bus with preschoolers from the coastal town of Zadra collided with a passenger vehicle on the main Adriatic highway, resulting in the death of the car driver. In this incident, no children were injured.

Source: Xinhua

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