BREAKING: At Least 6 Children DEAD, 23 Injured… Here’s What We Know

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DEVELOPING: At least six children were killed and 23 others were injured when a school bus crashed into a house in Chattanooga, Tenn. Monday afternoon, officials said.

Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston reported to media outlets that five people died at the scene and one died at the hospital.

Fire officials said there were approximately 35 children on the bus at the time of the crash. Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher reported 23 patients had been transported to local area hospitals, and the bus driver is cooperating with police, FOX News reports.

The cause of the accident was not immediately clear, but the school bus was mangled around a tree at the scene.

(Image: Chattanooga Fire Department.)

(Image: Chattanooga Fire Department.)

The bus was carrying students from Woodmore Elementary, who ranged from kindergarten through fifth grade.

A neighbor told WTVC that the bus is lying on it’s side and children were escaping from the roof hatch after the crash.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam called the crash “a tragic event” and offered assistance.

“We’re going to do everything we can to assist in any way,” he said in a statement. “It’s a sad situation anytime there’s a school bus with children involved, which there is in this case. We will do everything we can to assist in what I think is going to be a very sad situation.”

This is so tragic.

Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone involved.

We will keep you updated as more details are available.


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