Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; several injured

Church bus crash in Georgia leaves one dead, multiple injured

The Associated Press couldn't immediately determine the discrepancy in the number of injuries.

According to Fulton County Police Cpl. "I'm not real sure if she's critical or what", the victim's aunt Glenda Roberson said. Smith did not clarify the extent of their injuries. Firetrucks and ambulances swarmed the area as traffic came to a standstill on the busy bypass.

Accident leaves at least one dead in the Atlanta area on Thu., June 8, 2017.

The bus is from a Huntsville, Alabama, church, WSB-TV reported.

The church bus was from Huntsville, Alabama, and was headed to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for a trip to South Africa, officials said.

The scene of a charter bus crash west of Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Grady Memorial Hospital said it received nine patients.

Police say there were 38 people on the bus.

The church asked people for prayers on its Facebook page.

"PRAY! One of the buses with the student ministry mission had an accident on the way to the Atlanta airport". One of the buses with the student ministry mission had an accident on the way to the Atlanta airport.

The church posted on its Facebook page that there are "several serious injuries" but did not provide further details. The bus overturned onto at least one of them.

The wife and son of Madison County Commission Phil Vandiver were among about 40 people who were on the bus. He says both are safe. "That's all we know right now, we're trying to get more information". He was just, he was just rather shook. "It's just tough", Few told WSB-TV.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was gathering information but hadn't yet chose to launch a team.

At least one person died and almost two dozen others were injured in a crash involving a church bus and a vehicle in south Fulton County in Atlanta, Georgia.

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