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Mayor: Bus carrying British schoolchildren crashes in Belgium; media report 1 adult killed

  • Fire and rescue vehicles line a highway as they attend to a bus which crashed on a motorway in Middlekerke, Belgium on Sunday, June 28, 2015. The bus, carrying British schoolchildren went off the highway and overturned near the Belgian coast on Sunday, injuring the driver and some of the children and killing one of the adults accompanying them. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Fire and rescue vehicles line a highway as they attend to a bus which crashed on a motorway in Middlekerke, Belgium on Sunday, June 28, 2015. The bus, carrying British schoolchildren went off the highway and overturned near the Belgian coast on Sunday, injuring the driver and some of the children and killing one of the adults accompanying them. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)  (The Associated Press)

  • A bus, which carried British schoolchildren, lays on its side under an overpass on a motorway in Middlekerke, Belgium, Sunday, June 28, 2015. The bus, carrying British schoolchildren went off the highway and overturned near the Belgian coast on Sunday, injuring the driver and some of the children and killing one of the adults accompanying them. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    A bus, which carried British schoolchildren, lays on its side under an overpass on a motorway in Middlekerke, Belgium, Sunday, June 28, 2015. The bus, carrying British schoolchildren went off the highway and overturned near the Belgian coast on Sunday, injuring the driver and some of the children and killing one of the adults accompanying them. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Safety workers attend to a bus which crashed on a motorway in Middlekerke, Belgium on Sunday, June 28, 2015. The bus, carrying British schoolchildren went off the highway and overturned near the Belgian coast on Sunday, injuring the driver and some of the children and killing one of the adults accompanying them. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Safety workers attend to a bus which crashed on a motorway in Middlekerke, Belgium on Sunday, June 28, 2015. The bus, carrying British schoolchildren went off the highway and overturned near the Belgian coast on Sunday, injuring the driver and some of the children and killing one of the adults accompanying them. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)  (The Associated Press)

A bus carrying British schoolchildren has gone off the highway and overturned near the Belgian coast.

The mayor of Middelkerke, Janna Rommel-Opstaele, said one person was killed in the Sunday morning accident on the E-40 highway. The mayor said all of the children survived.

Belgian media said the person killed was an adult accompanying the children and the driver was also reportedly hurt.

Belgian highway authorities said the vehicle apparently went out of control, struck the pillar of a bridge, then shot off the road.

The Flemish broadcasting company VTM said the bus had been carrying 34 children and six adults. Some of the children were taken to Middelkerke to be treated for minor injuries.