School bus crashes in southern Norway

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School bus crashes in southern Norway
Two children were sent to hospital and seven to the doctor's office. Photo: NTB Scanpix

A bus carrying 29 school children slid off the side of the road and overturned outside of Tønsberg in southern Norway on Tuesday.


Twenty-nine children escaped serious injury when their school bus slid off the road. Two children were sent to hospital and seven to the doctor for a health check, but none of the injuries were reported as serious. 
“We received the report that a bus crashed and that there were 29 school kids in the bus, but all of them have been taken out and no one was seriously injured,” police spokeswoman Trine Berg told news agency NTB. 
The area was extremely slippery and one person received an eye injury but was sent to the doctor for care. The children who were on the bus were placed on a new bus and police confirmed that they were transported to school on Tuesday. 
The local municipality has sent a crisis team to the school. 
The Vestviken public transport authority said the accident happened when two buses met at a narrow spot on an incline. One bus went a little too far over to the side and overturned. 
Tønsberg is located around 100km to the southwest of Oslo, where slick road conditions also caused numerous delays and minor accidents. Some 25km northwest of the capital, police reported that a lorry drove in to a house near Skedsmokorset. No one was in the house at the time but it sustained extensive damage. 



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