Washington, Nov 22: Several persons were killed when a school bus ran into a tree in Tennessee, US, authorities said.
The bus was carrying 35 kindergarten and primary-school students in Chattanooga, when it met with the fatal accident, Efe news reported on Tuesday.
"Multiple fatalities," Chattanooga Assistant Police Chief Tracy Arnold said, explaining that the department was unable to offer an exact number. More than 20 persons were taken to hospitals.
While some media outlets cited the Hamilton County prosecutor's office saying that six persons were killed, a television news network reported at least 12 deaths.