WATCH: 26 taken to hospital after Limerick school bus crashes

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Donal O'Regan


Donal O'Regan


Limerick Fire and Rescue service has confirmed that all of the pupils who were on board a school bus which crashed near Caherline this morning have been accounted for.

Speaking to the Limerick Leader at the scene of the multi-vehicle collision, station officer James Kearns said 24 pupils and two adults were taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment by a fleet of up to 15 ambulances.

Fire crews from Limerick city, Cappamore and Kilmallock all attended the scene of the collision  which happened at around 8.30am.

While the air ambulance, Medivac 112, also attended the scene it was subsequently stood down as nobody sustained life-threatening injuries.

The scene of the multi-vehicle collision has been preserved pending technical and forensic examinations. 

A section of the main R513 between Hospital and Caherconslih is likely to remain closed for several hours.

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