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48 taken to hospital after school bus and car collide in Co Tyrone

The crash happened in Drumquin on the Omagh Road this morning.

The Omagh Road at Drumquin
The Omagh Road at Drumquin
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DOZENS OF PEOPLE, including many schoolchildren, have been taken for medical attention after a bus and a car collided in Co Tyrone.

It happened in Drumquin on the Omagh Road at around 8.20am this morning.

48 people were involved in the incident, and the vast majority of injuries were minor, a spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said.

Three of the patients were taken to hospital by accident and emergency crews due to the nature of their injuries — which the spokesperson described as not serious, but requiring further assessment.

“None of the other 45 patients were seriously injured and were transported to Altnagelvin and South West acute Hospitals.”

Four A&E crews, three Patient Care Service vehicles, two Rapid Response paramedics and two Ambulance Officers attended the scene.

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The 45 patients with less serious injuries were transported by bus, accompanied by paramedics.

Diversions remain in place between the Segully Road junction and Drumrawan Road junction, according to the PSNI.

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