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Tragedy Strikes High School Students on Bus Trip

Californian high school students on their way to visit a university were caught up in a deadly crash when their bus was struck by a truck.

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A group of Los Angeles-area students were on a 13-hour journey to Humboldt State University when their bus crashed into a FedEx truck on Interstate 5 near Orland, Calif. Both vehicles caught fire.

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Emergency personnel help survivors of the wreck. At least 10 people were killed, including the drivers of both vehicles, three chaperones and five students.

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An aerial view of the scene. The FedEx truck had crossed the divider on Interstate 5, side-swiped a car and then slammed into the bus head-on, authorities said.

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Rescue workers, police and firefighters survey the scene.

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Survivors wait to be transported away from the scene of the collision. Passengers climbed through the broken windows, and one person escaped with his clothes on fire, witnesses said.

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A California Highway Patrol officer shines his light on a yellow blanket covering one of the victims of the crash.

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