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Published December 05, 2013, 12:50 PM

One child killed, four injured in Idaho school bus crash

One child was killed and four more injured on Thursday when a bus carrying elementary schoolchildren collided with a dump truck at a rural intersection in Idaho, west of Boise, a state police spokeswoman said.

By: Reuters , INFORUM

One child was killed and four more injured on Thursday when a bus carrying elementary schoolchildren collided with a dump truck at a rural intersection in Idaho, west of Boise, a state police spokeswoman said.

The school bus was transporting about 10 children, all sixth grade or younger, when the crash occurred at around 8 a.m. on a country road near the city of Nampa.

State police spokeswoman Teresa Baker said there was a stop sign at the corner of the road the school bus was using, but not on the one where the dump truck was traveling.

An hour after the incident, rescuers were still working to extract the body from the wreckage, Baker said. She did not release the child's name or gender.

The injured children were transported to hospitals in Boise and Nampa, Baker said. Investigators were on scene Thursday morning trying to reconstruct the accident to determine how it occurred.

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