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Children airlifted to hospital after being hit by school bus

Five primary school children were injured after they were struck by a bus. (Wales News Service)

Five children have been injured after being hit by a school bus as they waited to go home.

The children, who are at primary school, were hit by the bus outside a high school in the town of Llanfair Caereinion, Powys, in Wales.

Police said “a school bus and a number of young pedestrians” were involved in the collision at about 3.25pm ​​on Monday.

Three children were airlifted to hospital, while a fourth was driven there by ambulance. A fifth child was discharged at the scene.

The male driver of the bus was taken to hospital by ambulance. There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the incident.

Three children are recovering in hospital after being airlifted from their school gates when five pupils were hit by a school bus.  Dozens of children were waiting to go home outside two neighboring schools when the bus careered out of control and mounted the kerb.  Locals said they believed the driver suffered a medical episode shortly before the accident and lost control.  Five children were hit by the bus while waiting to go home after classes.  Pictured here is Llanfair Caerinion primary school.  WALES NEWS SERVICE

Five children were injured after being struck by a school bus in the town of Llanfair Caerinion. (Wales News Service)

The four children and the driver remain in hospital, all in a stable condition, police said.

The bus mounted a kerb and collided with metal fencing.

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Three children are recovering in hospital after being airlifted from their school gates when five pupils were hit by a school bus.  Dozens of children were waiting to go home outside two neighboring schools when the bus careered out of control and mounted the kerb.  Locals said they believed the driver suffered a medical episode shortly before the accident and lost control.  Five children were hit by the bus while waiting to go home after classes.  Pictured here is Llanfair Caerinion primary school.  WALES NEWS SERVICE

The school bus collided with metal railings. (Wales News Service)

Three children are recovering in hospital after being airlifted from their school gates when five pupils were hit by a school bus.  Dozens of children were waiting to go home outside two neighboring schools when the bus careered out of control and mounted the kerb.  Locals said they believed the driver suffered a medical episode shortly before the accident and lost control.  Five children were hit by the bus while waiting to go home after classes.  Pictured here is Llanfair Caerinion primary school.  WALES NEWS SERVICE

The incident happened close to Llanfair Caerinion primary school. (Wales News Service)

The children who were airlifted to the hospital were taken by the Wales Air Ambulance.

Dyfed-Powys Police said the collision took place on School Lane, just off Neuadd Lane, in Llanfair Caereinion.

On Tuesday, a police spokesperson told Yahoo News UK the investigation is continuing into what happened.

Three children are recovering in hospital after being airlifted from their school gates when five pupils were hit by a school bus.  Dozens of children were waiting to go home outside two neighboring schools when the bus careered out of control and mounted the kerb.  Locals said they believed the driver suffered a medical episode shortly before the accident and lost control.  Five children were hit by the bus while waiting to go home after classes.  Pictured here is Llanfair Caerinion primary school.  WALES NEWS SERVICE

There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the crash. (Wales News Service)

They said: “One man and four children remain in hospital and are described as being in a stable condition at this time. One child was discharged from medical care yesterday. The children are primary school aged.

“There were no passengers on the bus.

“The bus has been removed for forensic examination and the road has been reopened.

“Police Community Support Officers and School Community Police Officers will be attending the school this morning to provide support.”

One resident said: “This is such a quiet place and this is quite shocking.”

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson told Yahoo News UK: “We were called to an incident in Llanfair Caereinon this afternoon at 15.26pm involving a vehicle and five children.

“Three of the five children were flown to hospital for treatment, while another child and an adult were taken to hospital by land ambulance. The remaining child was discharged at the scene.”

Powys County Council said its officers were in town to provide support following the incident.

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