29 People Injured In School Activity Bus Wreck

Authorities say more than two dozen people have been hurt after a school activity bus rolled onto its side on a North Carolina highway.

The Mecklenburg County emergency medical service reported that 23 people had minor injuries and six had serious injures that weren't life-threatening. All were taken to Charlotte hospitals.

Spokesman Jeff Keith said there were 55 students and three adults on the bus from Cox Mill Elementary School in Concord. Keith said it wasn't immediately clear why the bus swerved off the road.

The wreck occurred at 10 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 77 near the Brookshire Freeway in Charlotte.

Cabarrus County school officials said the bus was one of three taking the school's entire fifth-grade class to an annual overnight trip in Lake Wylie, S.C.

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