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Swedish bus crashes, 25 reported injured, including children

  • Emergency services and ambulance at the scene of a bus accident, on the E45 between Sveg and Fagelsjo in Sweden, Sunday, April 2, 2017. Three people were killed and over a dozen injured, six of them seriously when a bus carrying mostly schoolchildren crashed in central Sweden, rescue officials said Sunday. (Nisse Schmidt/ TT via AP)

    Emergency services and ambulance at the scene of a bus accident, on the E45 between Sveg and Fagelsjo in Sweden, Sunday, April 2, 2017. Three people were killed and over a dozen injured, six of them seriously when a bus carrying mostly schoolchildren crashed in central Sweden, rescue officials said Sunday. (Nisse Schmidt/ TT via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Emergency services and ambulance at the scene of a bus accident, on the E45 between Sveg and Fagelsjo in Sweden, Sunday, April 2, 2017. Three people were killed and over a dozen injured, six of them seriously when a bus carrying mostly schoolchildren crashed in central Sweden, rescue officials said Sunday. (Nisse Schmidt/ TT via AP)

    Emergency services and ambulance at the scene of a bus accident, on the E45 between Sveg and Fagelsjo in Sweden, Sunday, April 2, 2017. Three people were killed and over a dozen injured, six of them seriously when a bus carrying mostly schoolchildren crashed in central Sweden, rescue officials said Sunday. (Nisse Schmidt/ TT via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Swedish rescue officials say a bus with some 60 people on board — mostly schoolchildren — has crashed in central Sweden, resulting in many injuries.

Rescue services spokesman Peter Nystedt says some 25 people were injured — some seriously — in the accident on a main highway, south of Sveg, a small town 430 kilometers (260 miles) northwest from the capital, Stockholm.

The bus reportedly was en route to a ski resort on Sunday morning, local media said. Pictures showed the bus lying on its side in a ditch beside the highway.

The cause of the accident was not known but the road reportedly was icy when the accident occurred at about 7 a.m. (0500 GMT).

No further details were immediately available.