Córdoba, (EFE).- Four people have been injured in the overturning of a school bus with seventeen occupants near Cabra (Córdoba), as reported to EFE by the Civil Guard of Traffic and Emergencies 112 Andalusia.
The injured are the two schoolchildren and two monitors who accompanied a group of fourteen people with physical and mental functional diversity who were traveling to the Niño Jesús Special Education School, in Cabra, who came from various municipalities in the south of the province of Córdoba and who travel daily on school days to the educational center.
This is what the mayor of Cabra, Fernando Priego (PP), has told EFE, which brings the number of injured to five, according to the data provided by the Local Police, which has traveled to the place.
According to this information, the fifth wounded would be a third schoolchild, among whom one of them has already been discharged, while the other wounded continue to be treated at the Infanta Margarita Regional Hospital, in Cabra, where the rest of the occupants of the school bus for evaluation only as a precaution, according to the Traffic Civil Guard.
Event at 9.15 a.m.
The sources of the armed institute, which only refer to a minor injury, in the case of a monitor, have specified that the occupants may have suffered a minor injury, such as a bruise or scratch.
The accident occurred around 9:15 a.m. when the school bus, under unspecified circumstances, left the road at kilometer 7,900 of the A-342, which joins Monturque and Cabra, in Córdoba, near the Turpesa company, for at least right side and, later, it has overturned on the road.
Units of the Civil Guard, the Cabra Local Police and the health services of the Junta de Andalucía went to the scene of the events, in the municipality of Cabra.
Firefighters from the Provincial Consortium for Fire Prevention and Extinction of the Córdoba County Council based in Lucena have also acted, although, at first, the parks of Priego de Córdoba and Puente Genil were also mobilized, units that returned to their bases before arriving to the place of the accident when it was verified that its magnitude was not what could in principle be foreseen, sources from the provincial institution informed EFE.
Termens School Foundation
The vehicle remains overturned on the road waiting for the crane to arrive so that it can be removed and the regional highway reopened to traffic, although it is expected that circulation can be restored soon.
The Niño Jesús Special Education School belongs to the Termens School Foundation, private, linked to the Daughters of Charity, which takes its name from a noble title, the Viscounty of Termens, whose one of its holders, Carmen Giménez, promoted primary education in Cabra in the first third of the 20th century, heir to the initiatives of a kindergarten school run in Cabra by the Daughters of Charity since the beginning of the century.
Currently, it serves students with different pathologies associated with autism spectrum syndromes, chromosomopathies, mental and hearing deficiencies, cerebral palsy and multiple deficiencies, among others, between the ages of 3 and 21, according to the Daughters of Charity website. South Spain Province. EFE