MN Bus Crash

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School officials say 30 students were sent to a hospital to be checked out after a school bus crash near Bemidji.

The crash happened Wednesday morning. Five students were taken by ambulance to Sanford Medical Center in Bemidji and another was airlifted.

Bemidji Area Schools Superintendent Jim Hess says one student may have suffered a broken arm, another had a facial laceration and a third had possible internal injuries. Hess says other students aboard had "bumps and bruises."

Minnesota Public Radio News reports the bus driver also was hurt. Hess says most of the students involved in the crash were from the Red Lake Nation.

Authorities said the bus was struck by a car at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, causing it to land on its side in a ditch.

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