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Driver dies, children injured after school bus crashes

A male driver of a school bus died on Wednesday, with several children injured, after the vehicle hit a tree in the Australian state of Victoria.

Police said in a statement that emergency services are currently working on the site of the fatal bus crash in Kilmore, a town located about 60 km north of the state capital Melbourne.

Just after 3:30 p.m. local time, the school bus was believed to have left the Wandong Road and struck a tree.

The 65-year-old male driver was declared deceased at the scene.

Among approximately 30 children aboard, some suffered minor injuries while one had serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

“The exact cause of the crash is being investigated and roads in the area will be closed for some time,’’ said the Victoria Police.

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