14 children in hospital after crash

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Fourteen children from Gloucestershire have been taken to hospital after two coaches carrying them to a safari park were involved in a collision.

The students, from Rednock School in Dursley, were heading for West Midlands Safari Park when the crash with a car occurred.

No-one was seriously injured but some pupils were taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital to be examined for whiplash and nausea.

All the parents have been informed, Gloucestershire County Council said on behalf of the school.

The crash involved two of five coaches heading to the park on the A449 Kidderminster Road at 10.10am on Monday.

The council said emergency services had arrived quickly to deal with the accident.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said the crash happened by an area of roadworks, near Claines Island.

The two coach drivers and the woman car driver were also taken to hospital.

The ambulance service described the casualties as "walking wounded", some with neck pain and others "feeling unwell".