Reports have emerged that emergency services are at the scene of a “multi-vehicle collision” in Co Limerick this morning.


The crash occurred in Caherconlish, otherwise known as Connelly’s Cross, and is said to have involved a school bus and two other vehicles.


Approximately 40 children are said to have been on the bus at the time of the collision. 


The Irish Examiner reports that emergency services received a 999 call of a report of a school bus and two vehicles involved in a collision at 8.40am.


Four units attached to Limerick City and County Fire and Rescue Service are currently on at the scene, according to the Gardai.


Local diversions are in place from Caherconlish to Ballyneety, and then rejoining the R513 at Herbertstown #Limerick @aaroadwatch,” they tweeted. 



Fifteen people have already been removed in ambulances with various levels of injuries, according to the Limerick Leader.


Twenty-four students and two adults have been taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment. Injuries of varying levels were sustained by those in the crash but none are believed to be life-threatening, according to reports. 


All students have been accounted for.


The scene is now being prepared for a handover to gardaí for a technical examination. 



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