Two dead after school bus packed with children collides with dump truck

Two dead after school bus packed with children collides with dump truck
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One students and one teacher are dead after a school bus carrying students from East Brook Middle School in Paramus, N.J., collided with a dump truck this morning.

The crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. The bus was en route to Waterloo Village, a reconstructed historical site, on a field trip. Updated reports indicate the bus was the last of a caravan of buses on the way to the attraction.

The impact of the collision was so great that the undercarriage of the bus, including the wheels, was torn from the body of the vehicle. Survivors were forced to exit the bus through its windows and an emergency exit on the roof.

The bus was on its way to Waterloo Village, a reconstructed historical site, on a field trip. Updated reports indicate the bus was one of a caravan of vehicles when the fatal collision occurred.

The bus was on its way to Waterloo Village, a reconstructed historical site, on a field trip. Updated reports indicate the bus was one of a caravan of vehicles when the fatal collision occurred.

New York’s Daily News reports that “all forty-five passengers, including 38 students and 7 adults, were taken to area hospitals.” Some of the victims were said to be in critical condition and requiring surgery.

The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

This is a developing story. Updates will be added as new information becomes available.

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