Church bus crash leaves 1 dead, others injured

09 June, 2017, 08:58 | Author: Essie Rivera

A church bus carrying high school students and adults crashed Thursday afternoon in the Atlanta area killing one person and injuring at least 36 others. AJC.com reported Fulton County police said 38 people were on board the bus at the time of the crash, which left four people in critical condition.

In this image made from video by WSB-TV Atlanta, authorities render assistance to injured people on an overturned church bus, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Atlanta.

The Madison Baptist Association said the Mount Zion Baptist Church team is made up of 11th- and 12th-graders who were heading to the Atlanta airport to go to Botswana.

The Huntsville community is coalescing around the Mount Zion Baptist Church family as transportation to Atlanta is being provided, blocks of hotels rooms are being booked, and local leaders are doing everything possible to aid and assist the relatives and friends of those affected. Four were in critical condition.

Madison County Commissioner Phil Vandiver's wife and son were on the bus.

A church bus carrying high school students and adults has crashed in the Atlanta area, leaving several people injured.

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Vandiver said he spoke with both shortly after the accident but neither could provide any real details.

The bus could be seen from the air on top of another vehicle. Forty-people people were on the bus when the accident occurred, the TV station reported. The girl who died was not a student in the district, he said.

Two people injured in the crash were airlifted to hospitals.

Madison Baptist Association urged its followers on its Facebook page to be in prayer for the victims.

"The students and the patients were shaken by the incident", Daniel Jackson with Atlanta Medical Center South said.

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