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10 killed in bus crash in Mexico including 2 children

Mexican officials say a bus on a school field trip has crashed in the western state of Michoacan, killing eight people, including two children.

State prosecutor's office spokesman Jonathan Arredondo said another 26 people were injured Wednesday when the brakes may have failed, causing the bus to crash into a house and then split in half.

Arredondo says the bus was traveling to an exotic animal farm with kindergarten students, parents and teachers aboard when the accident occurred in the small town of San Marcos.

The school had rented the bus for the day.