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2 students killed, 3 others injured in Houston school bus crash

A school bus carrying four students hit another vehicle and plunged off an overpass from a Houston highway, killing two girls and injuring the others on board, officials said.

Three people were hospitalized, including the bus driver, the Houston Independent School District said. One of the students was pronounced dead at the scene and the other died at a hospital, it said.

The other two, both boys, were hospitalized with serious injuries. The condition of the bus driver was not released.

The bus was bound for Furr High School, which is also home to a charter school, the district said. None of the students have been identified.

“The bus driver has been with HISD for about three years and has a clean driving record,” the district said in a statement.

Video footage from the scene indicated the bus had been on an overpass and broke through a guardrail, sending it airborne. It then appeared to hit an embankment.

Police have not commented on the cause of the crash.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and the loss of one of our students,” Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier said.

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