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Around 20 pupils injured in Hong Kong school bus accident

Ambulancemen move an injured boy onto a stretcher following a school bus accident in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, June 4, 2021. (EDMOND TANG/CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG – Twenty-five people were injured when a school bus went out of control and veered into a cycling track in the Sha Tin district of the New Territories on Friday, local media reported.

The accident happened at around 1 pm when the bus, carrying around 40 pupils, collided with a private car on Tai Chung Kiu Road opposite the City One Shatin residential estate, RTHK reported. 

Twenty-five people, including 23 pupils, sustained slight injuries such as scratches to their limbs while some children were in shock. They were sent to Prince of Wales Hospital and North District Hospital for treatment, according to the report.

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The bus driver has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, according to the report.

An injured girl is being transferred to an ambulance following a school bus accident in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, June 4, 2021. (EDMOND TANG/CHINA DAILY)

Pupils are escorted away from the crash scene following a school bus accident in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, June 4, 2021. (EDMOND TANG/CHINA DAILY)

An ambulanceman carries a boy away from the crash scene as police officers inspect a school bus that crashes in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, June 4, 2021. (EDMOND TANG/CHINA DAILY)

Pupils and their guardians wait for rescuers following a school bus accident in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, June 4, 2021. (EDMOND TANG/CHINA DAILY)