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A school bus ran off a bridge in Butler County, Kansas

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AUGUSTA, Kan. – Emergency personnel are at the scene of a school bus accident in Butler County, Kansas.

The bus apparently ran off a bridge and landed in a body of water.

The accident reportedly happened around 4:00 pm this afternoon near the 13000 block of Southwest Hopkins Road and S.W. 190th Street.

That is between Douglass and Augusta, Kansas.

Authorities have initiated a swift water team rescue and a medical helicopter is on standby.

Dispatchers say a bus driver, in his 60s, was injured and trapped in the bus.

Rescue crews were able to pull him out.

He is suffering from hypothermia and back pain and has been transported to the hospital.

The cause of the accident is unclear.

Reports say that there were 10 students on board the bus and all the children are reported safe.

The children apparently crawled out of the bus and got on top. Parents are being told where they can pick up their kids.

NBC’s KSN News has a crew heading to the scene.

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