Updated: 07/02/18 : 13:01:43
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No fatalities in Limerick school bus crash

Bus Éireann has said that there were approximately 46 students on board a schoolbus involved in a serious crash in Co Limerick today.

The accident involved a sub-contracted vehicle on one of the company’s school transport services. There have been no confirmed fatalities, according to Bus Éireann.

"Our investigation is ongoing and we cannot comment further at this time," the statement read.

"We would like to express our gratitude to all the emergency services for their rapid response, and we will continue to liaise with the school and parents of the injured students."

The drivers of both vehicles have been taken to University Hospital in Limerick.

Ambulances have removed 15 people with various levels of injuries from the scene of a road accident involving a schoolbus in Co Limerick this morning.

The majority of injured have been described as “walking wounded”.

The bus ended up on its side in a ditch on the R513 near the village of Caherconlish.