Bus carrying pupils overturns near high school

A bus carrying pupils has overturned near a school, police said.

The school said no one was seriously injured.
The school said no one was seriously injured.

Two pupils have been taken to hospital after a bus carrying 50 schoolchildren overturned.

The incident happened at Dowanfield Road near Our Lady’s High School in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, around 8.45am.

A spokesman for North Lanarkshire Council said: “A single decker bus overturned just before 9am this morning close to Our Lady’s HS, Cumbernauld.

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“The bus was coming from the Abronhill area (Moss Road), with around 50 pupils on board.

“At the moment there are no reports of serious injuries. However, two pupils have been taken to hospital as a precaution.

“Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and paramedics are currently on site.

“The pupils are being attended to by school staff and emergency services in the assembly hall.

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“All parents have been contacted.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We responded to a call from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service at 8.46am today.

“We have dispatched multiple resources to an address in Cumbernauld.”