Forty people have been injured in a crash involving a school bus and a train at a level crossing near Palmerston North.

Police said initial indications were that there were “serious injuries”, but later clarified no children had been seriously injured.

“However some are being treated for minor injuries. The total number of children on the bus is being determined.”

Some children had to be pulled from the wreckage through a bus window.

St John ambulance said a total of 40 patients…

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