South East Wales

Eight pupils in overturned minibus in Abergavenny

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Image caption The driver and one pupil were taken to hospital following the accident on Old Hereford Road

Eight secondary school pupils were in a minibus which overturned near Abergavenny on Friday.

The accident happened on Old Hereford Road, near Pantygelli, just before 08:00 GMT.

Gwent Police said no-one was seriously injured, but the driver and one pupil from Pontypool's Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw comprehensive were taken to Hospital as a precaution.

The parents were informed and the road has since been reopened.

The police confirmed no other vehicle was involved in the accident and the circumstances were being investigated.

In a statement, Monmouthshire council said: "An incident occurred... involving a minibus transporting eight students to Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw. None of the eight students suffered serious injury.

"The school contacted parents to inform them of the incident while emergency services attended to the students, who later returned home."

It added that an investigation into the incident would be carried out by council officials and said it was offering its support to the parents' of the pupils involved.

In January, three children from the same school were injured when a tree was blown onto a bus carrying pupils in Pontypool as gales battered Wales.

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