A bus carrying up to 30 school students has overturned in torrential rainfall in Cork this morning. The incident occurred shorty after 8.15am at Cregg South, in the Ballyhooly-Fermoy Road in north Cork. A Special Emergency Plan is underway following the incident.
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Many of the school children were freed from the bus, however, emergency service personnel were working to free two children who became trapped. The bus was transporting the children to a secondary school in the Fermoy area. The bus remains overturned.
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Gardai have closed off the road and diversions are in place.
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A number of the students have been taken to hospital as a precautionary measure, however it is understood that nobody has suffered serious injuries.
Gardai and Cork’s Emergency Services have implemented a ‘Special;’ emergency plan to deal with the incident. Gardai say that school management are liaising with the Gardai to keep parents informed.