Tennessee authorities have reported at least six deaths following the crash of a school bus carrying dozens of school children.
WTVC reported that 35 elementary school students had been on the bus when it crashed at approximately 3.30pm Monday afternoon.
The district attorney told reporters that five children died on the bus, another died at the hospital. The Chattanooga fire department said that 23 patients had been transported to the hospital. They did not disclose the status of the remaining 17 at the hospital.
“We’ve had a tragic event involving a school bus down in Hamilton County,” said Gov Bill Haslam. “We’re going to do everything we can to assist in…