Children amazingly escape without serious injury as school bus flipped onto roof in Co. Tyrone
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Children amazingly escape without serious injury as school bus flipped onto roof in Co. Tyrone

FOUR children have amazingly escaped without serious injury after a school bus flipped onto its roof in Co. Tyrone this afternoon.

The incident happened at around 3.30pm on the Knockmany Road in Augher.

Emergency services, including the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance, attended the scene.

Four schoolchildren and two adults were on the bus, while a car with an adult was also involved in the incident.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, the four children were helped from the vehicle via the rear window.

They were taken to hospital for a check-up but were released shortly afterwards.

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It added that three adults were in hospital in a stable condition and were expected to be discharged this evening.

The PSNI shared an image of the scene, which showed the school bus upside-down in a garden and a battered car in a nearby hedge.

The Dungannon & South Tyrone PSNI Facebook page praised the work of fellow emergency services, as well as ‘amazing passersby’ who assisted in the aftermath of the incident.

“Luckily no initial serious injuries, but the effects of this incident could last longer for those involved,” they wrote.

“Thank you for everyone else who came to the aid of those involved today.”