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9 children hurt in Texas school bus collision

HOUSTON, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Nine elementary school students were injured after their school bus collided with another bus in the U.S. state of Texas on Wednesday, local media reported. The crash happened in Athens, a small town in east Texas, Wednesday afternoon, the website of the Houston Chronicle reported. The accident involved buses containing about 70 Athens elementary school students. One bus struck another from behind, leaving at least nine kids hurt, the report said.

Child killed in Idaho school bus accident, four more hurt

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - An 11-year-old boy was killed and four more children injured on Thursday when a bus carrying elementary school students in Idaho collided with a dump truck at a rural intersection, a state police spokeswoman said. The school bus was transporting 12 students, all sixth grade or younger and none wearing seat belts, to an elementary school, when the crash occurred at around 8 a.m. on a country road near the city of Nampa, west of Boise.

Three kids critically injured in Alberta school bus crash, six seriously hurt

CROSSFIELD, Alta. - Three children were in critical condition in hospital Friday and six others were in serious but stable condition after the school bus they were in crashed into a truck north of Calgary, Alberta Health Services said. The students were being treated at Children's Hospital in Calgary. The female bus driver was in serious condition in another hospital.

Four dead in Belgian bus crash

At least four people died and several were injured when their Polish-registered bus crashed near the northern Belgian city of Antwerp early Sunday, the Belga news agency reported. Citing police, Belga said the bus was carrying passengers from Ukraine. The immediate cause of the crash, which left the bus lying on its side, was unknown, it said. Other reports said the crash involved a school bus carrying teenagers aged 15-17 from Poland and Ukraine. bmm/lc
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