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One dead and 40 others injured as bus carrying youth football team crashes in US
One child is dead and dozens of people are injured after a bus carrying a youth football team crashed in Arkansas.
Arkansas State Police spokesman, Bill Sadler explains that a charter bus carrying the youth football team crashed and overturned.
The bus was returning to Memphis, Tennessee from a championship game in Dallas, Texas, when it crashed west of Benton.
“One child is dead and at least 40 other individuals, most of them children, are reported to be injured. The injured have been transported to area hospitals in Little Rock and Benton. The bus driver is alive and is being questioned by state troopers,” the Arkansas state police said in a Facebook post.
From another source;
A charter bus carrying a youth football team from Tennessee crashed early Monday in central Arkansas, killing one child and injuring at least 45 other people, authorities said.
Arkansas State Police said the bus overturned along Interstate 30 near Benton, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock, while traveling from Texas to Memphis, Tennessee. Police said most of the injured were children who were taken to hospitals in Little Rock and Benton.
No information was immediately released about the severity of the injuries. Live video from the scene shows the heavily damaged bus on its side in an embankment near an exit that has a sharp curve leaving the interstate. Police said the bus driver was being questioned by troopers.
The football team was from the Orange Mound Youth Association in Tennessee and had played in a tournament in Dallas over the weekend, according to Memphis TV station WMC. The TV station reports the children are elementary-school age.