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Two teenagers die in Lakeland coach crash.

TWO teenagers died following a crash between a car and their school bus, police said last night.

The driver of the Honda Civic car also died in the smash on the A66 near Keswick in Cumbria.

The teenagers - a girl and a boy - were on their way home from Keswick High School. Around 30 children were travelling on the 49-seater coach.

Thirty-five others were injured in the accident with four of them reported to be in a critical condition.

The accident happened shortly before 3.47pm. The bus was on a daily run carrying the children back to their homes in Cockermouth, around 13 miles away. It is understood to have overturned after it swerved to avoid another vehicle.

RAF helicopters and air ambulances were called to the scene.

People living nearby described hearing a "big bang".

The A66 was closed while emergency services dealt with the accident. Serious casualties were being airlifted to hospitals in Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Preston.

Chief Inspector Kevin Greenhow, head of Cumbria Police''s road policing unit, said: "It is too early to say what has caused the two vehicles to collide."

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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
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Date:May 25, 2010
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