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School bus overturns in northern Illinois

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Emergency personnel respond at the scene where a school bus overturned that was carrying about two dozen elementary school children, Friday, April 5, 2013, in Wadsworh, Ill. Lake County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sgt. Sara Balmes says there was no immediate word on any injuries. Emergency personnel respond at the scene where a school bus overturned that was carrying about two dozen elementary school children, Friday, April 5, 2013, in Wadsworh, Ill. Lake County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sgt. Sara Balmes says there was no immediate word on any injuries. Image source: Associated Press

   WADSWORTH, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities say a school bus carrying more than two dozen elementary school children has overturned in northern Illinois.

   Television footage from the scene near the village of Wadsworth shows the bus on its side, with two mangled cars nearby. Debris was scattered in an adjacent farm field.

   Lake County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sgt. Sara Balmes (bahl-MEHS') told The Associated Press that there was no immediate word on injuries, although scores of emergency vehicles surrounded the wreck.

   The bus was taking 25 children to Newport Elementary School, which is about 45 miles north of Chicago.

   The accident happened around 8 a.m. about a mile from the school, which has some 400 students in kindergarten through 5th grade.

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