Several injured in school bus accident near Emporia

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EMPORIA, Kan. — The Kansas Highway Patrol says several children suffered minor injuries when a school bus rolled onto its side near Emporia.

Patrol Lt. Dave Hundley say36 studests, two teachers, a chaperone and the driver were on the bus when it went into a ditch off a slushy Kansas Turnpike Wednesday morning about 14 miles south of Emporia. Seventeen children were taken to a hospital in Newton for treatment. The bus was carrying students from Park Elementary School in Wichita.

The Emporia Gazette reports the students were on their way to a Topeka for a field trip.

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