Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; several injured

A church bus carrying high school students and adults has crashed in the Atlanta area.

Officers said at least 10 people were hurt, including two critically, while Fulton County Fire Chief Larry Few said 21 were hurt.

The church asked people for prayers on its Facebook page. The Mount Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama, wr.

Images from television news helicopters showed the charter bus completely overturned, with portions of it crushed and resting next to a dark-colored sedan. At least one person is reported dead and several others have injuries, some are critical. Nine were immediately taken to nearby hospitals and one person is trapped in the bus. Firetrucks and ambulances swarmed the area near Atlanta's airport.

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The Madison Baptist Association said the Mount Zion Baptist Church team is made up of 11th- and 12th-graders who were heading to the Atlanta airport to go to Botswana.

The church's Facebook post said there are "several serious injuries" but did not provide further details. Another bus driver will pick up those not seriously injured and return them to Huntsville, they said. He says both are safe. "That's all we know right now, we're trying to get more information". "He was rather shook", he said of his son.

The National Transportation Safety Board will lead the investigation into the crash, he said.

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