At least 20 people have been brought to hospital after a school bus crash in Co Limerick.
18 of the injured are secondary school students who were traveling to John the Baptist Community School, in Limerick at the time of the crash.
The crash happened at around 8.30am when the bus collided with a car on the R513 near the village of Caherconlish.
The extent of the injuries sustained are not yet known, but the majority have been described as ‘walking wounded’.
Bus Éireann has said that there were approximately 46 students on board the schoolbus.
The accident involved a sub-contracted vehicle on one of the company’s school transport services.
“Our investigation is ongoing and we cannot comment further at this time,” the statement read.
“We would like to express our gratitude to all the emergency services for their rapid response, and we will continue to liaise with the school and parents of the injured students.”
The drivers of both vehicles have been taken to University Hospital in Limerick.
(Pics: Keith Wiseman and Press 22.)