Five children rushed to hospital as bus crashes into pedestrians outside school

The bus driver has also been taken to hospital but there were no passengers on board at the time of the incident

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Five children have been rushed to hospital after a bus crashed into pedestrians outside a school in Wales.

The five children were waiting to go home after finishing classes at a secondary school in Welshpool, Powys, when the incident took place.

A spokesperson for The Wales Air Ambulance, who attended the scene, said: "I can confirm that the Wales Air Ambulance Charity attended an incident in the Llanfair area this afternoon.

"Unfortunately, we are unable to give any further information at this time."

Police were called to the incident at about 3.25 pm today
Police were called to the incident at about 3.25 pm today
Wales Air Ambulance was called to the scene
Wales Air Ambulance was called to the scene

It is currently unknown as to the extent of the children's injuries and how the incident occurred.

There were no passengers on the bus during the crash, while the male bus driver was also taken to hospital.

A police spokesman said: 'Dyfed-Powys Police is at the scene of a road traffic collision which occurred at about 3.25 pm today, May 23, 2022 on School Lane, just off Neuadd Lane, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool.

“A school bus and a number of young pedestrians were involved in the collision.

"The male driver of the bus and five children have been taken to hospital.

"There were no passengers on the bus.

"The road is closed with diversions in place. Please avoid the area if possible."