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Girls injured when bus overturns in Kansas, police say

By Mayra Cuevas, CNN
updated 7:59 PM EDT, Wed August 21, 2013
At least 29 riders were injured when a school bus carrying 6th grade girls from Pembroke Hill lost control and turned on its side in Kansas.
At least 29 riders were injured when a school bus carrying 6th grade girls from Pembroke Hill lost control and turned on its side in Kansas.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A school bus carrying 36 girls slipped down a hill and came to rest on its side, police say
  • Nine children were taken to a hospital; three were admitted, a spokeswoman says
  • Most of the injuries were bumps and bruises from tumbling inside the bus, the hospital says

(CNN) -- Children were injured when a school bus overturned in eastern Kansas on Wednesday afternoon, Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman Howard Dickinson said.

The bus -- carrying 36 girls and a driver -- slipped down a hill as it came around a curb and came to rest on its side in Bonner Springs, Dickinson said.

The University of Kansas Hospital received nine patients from the crash, said spokeswoman Jill Chadwick. Of those, three were admitted, and the rest had been discharged, she said.

The injuries ranged from concussions to potentially more serious brain trauma, a spine injury and a leg injury, she said. The children tumbled inside the bus and suffered serious bumps and bruises, Chadwick said.

The crash happened just before 1 p.m. on southbound Kansas Highway 7, CNN affiliate KCTV reported.

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