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Police today have confirmed to mmedia that one person has died following a Train vs school Bus crash on Railway Road, Bunnythorpe this morning.
41 peoole were on the school Bus that was carrying high school students at the time of the crash.
The driver died at the scene.
No students were injured from of the crash but some were taken to Palmerston North Hospital by St John Ambulance, the students received moderate to minor injuries.
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“We acknowledge this was an extremely distressing incident for all those involved, including the students and their families and the family and friends of the deceased,” said NZ Police.
Ongoing support will be provided.
The scene has been blessed and the road is expected to open shortly.
Worksafe has been advised.
The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.