Student Dead, 23 Injured in Portland Bus Accident
A male high school student is dead and 23 others reportedly injured after a Toyota Hiace mini bus overturned into a gully in the Black Hill community in Portland on Monday afternoon.
The deceased student has not yet been identified, however, reports indicate he is a student of the Titchfield High School.
Preliminary reports are that sometime after 3:00 pm, the driver of the bus was transporting students of the Titchfield and Port Antonio high schools, when he overtook a vehicle.
The driver reportedly then failed to negotiate a corner and lost control of the vehicle, which plunged some 70 feet into the gully.
The police are on the scene at this time.
The injured students have been rushed to the hospital.