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Two Students Dead After School Bus Overturns on Houston Highway

Image source: KTRK-TV

UPDATE 10:58 a.m. ET: Police have confirmed another fatality from the incident, KTRK-TV reported. Both victims were students.

Original story below

HOUSTON (TheBlaze/AP) -- Authorities say one person is dead and at least five are hurt after a school bus overturned on a highway in Houston.

Houston Fire Department spokesman Jay Evans confirmed one fatality at the scene of the accident Tuesday morning. Evans provided no information about that person, but the Houston Independent School District stated on its website that the person who did not survive was a female.

Image source: KTRK-TV

A Houston Independent School District statement says the bus driver and four students have been taken to hospitals. District officials had no information on the conditions of the injured.

The bus was bound for Furr High School.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and the loss of one of our students. I ask all of the HISD community to join me in praying for all of those involved," HISD Superintendent Terry Grier reacted.

Images from the scene show the wrecked school bus on its side, with vehicle pieces scattered nearby. Authorities have provided no information on the cause of the crash or whether other vehicles were involved.

Houston operates the largest public school district in Texas with about 215,000 students.

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