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(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — A school bus crash in Tennessee has injured 23 students, according to authorities.

Among the injuries were a broken collar bone and two serious arm injuries, the Nashville Fire Department said. Two of those who suffered serious injuries were teens, the fire department said.

Twenty-three students were transported to the hospital by ambulance, while another 20 were transported to the hospital by school bus to be evaluated as a precaution, firefighters said. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

The Chester County school bus was driving on Interstate 65 near Nashville when it crashed Friday morning, authorities said.

A photo taken from the other side of the highway and posted to Facebook shows an overturned school bus blocking multiple lanes. A second school bus is seen behind it.

Aerial footage from local news coverage shows emergency crews responding to the scene. One person was placed on a stretcher, and at one point, some students stand in a circle with a firefighter and pray.

No further details were available. It is unclear what caused the accident.

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