Sussex

Coach carrying 25 schoolchildren catches fire

The burnet bus Image copyright Eddie Mitchell
Image caption The children were safely evacuated from the bus after the smell of smoke was detected

A coach carrying children to school caught fire on route to its destination in West Sussex.

Smoke was smelt on the bus, which had 25 children on board, at 08:20 BST on Vowels Lane, near East Grinstead.

Head teacher at Imberhorne School, Martin Brown, said all the pupils managed to get out safely before the blaze took hold.

"They are now in school and being monitored in case of any shock or upset after the event," he added.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Image copyright Eddie Mitchell
Image caption The children are being monitored at school for "shock and upset"
Image copyright Eddie Mitchell
Image caption The children were kept a safe distance from the burning bus, the school said

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