Number hurt in bus wreck grows to 27

Kansas Highway Patrol updates report to reflect students hurt, taken to high school after bus slides on slush-covered highway Wednesday.

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February 14, 2020 - 3:37 PM

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — The number of children hurt when a bus overturned on a slush-covered Kansas highway has climbed to 27. 

The Wichita Eagle reports  that the injury count increased Thursday based on a more detailed report by the Kansas Highway Patrol. One of the injured included an 11-year-old boy who sustained a suspected serious injury. 

Early reports from state troopers and Wichita Public Schools about Wednesday’s crash said 17 were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after the bus skidded off the side of the Kansas Turnpike about 14 miles south of Emporia. The bus had been transporting more than 30 fifth-graders from Park Elementary School near downtown Wichita to the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka for a field trip. 

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