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Seven killed in Florida school bus crash

January 25, 2006

MIAMI (Reuters) – Seven people were killed and three others
seriously injured on Wednesday when a school bus and a
tractor-trailer collided in north Florida, a police dispatcher
said.

The accident happened on State Road 121 about four miles
south of Lake Butler in rural Union County, about 50 miles
southwest of Jacksonville.

“A school bus and a tractor-trailer collided, killed seven.
Three (others) are bad off,” said Florida Highway Patrol
Officer David Sheldon, a dispatcher in Jacksonville.

Asked if the dead were students, Sheldon said “it appears
so, yes.”

“I don’t know if they were stopping to let kids off. I can
only imagine,” he said.

Rescue helicopters were sent to the scene, he said.


Source: reuters



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