60 children unhurt after bus crash in Newport

Nearly 60 primary school children were taken to hospital after a collision between a coach and a lorry on the A48 in Newport, south Wales.

All pupils on the coach went to hospital as a precaution but have since been discharged. No-one was injured.

They were returning to Pentrepoeth primary school from a swimming trip on Tuesday morning.

The school's headteacher Anne Carlyle said the pupils were "all well".

She added: "It was an almost stationary incident. The children have been accompanied by teachers at all times."

The incident happened at the Tredegar Park roundabout at about 11:45 GMT.

Gwent Police were called to the scene and said that all the children on-board the coach and the driver of the lorry were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

A spokesman for the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport said 25 children were admitted to the A&E department minor injuries, ranging from shock to bumps.

He said that one adult and one child had been admitted on spinal boards while a further 28 uninjured children were also taken to hospital along with parents and teachers.

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