‘Multiple fatalities’ after elementary school bus crashes in Tennessee

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Multiple children were killed and others injured after an elementary school bus packed with students crashed and wrapped around a tree in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

There were 35 students on the bus at the time of the crash, WDEF reported.

Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston said during a press conference after the crash that six people have died – five at the scene and one at the hospital.

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher had said 23 of them have been taken to the hospital.

The extent of the injuries suffered by the other children is not yet known.

It is unclear at this time what led to the crash, but police said the bus driver is cooperating with them.

The school district said it is bringing in extra counselors to offer support.

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